REASONS TO REGISTER A TRADEMARK
A trademark is a name, word, symbol or device used in trade to indicate the source of a good and to distinguish it from other goods. Service marks are the same as trademarks, except the source is a service instead of a product, and the service mark is thus used to identify and distinguish the source of that service. “Trademark and “mark” generally refer to both service marks and trademarks.
- An exclusive right: A trade mark registration is an exclusive right to use the mark in the territory in which protection is granted.
- Making any supply to other states.
- To avoid the uncertainty and expense of passing off: If you do not register your trade mark, it is still possible to take action against another party on the basis of ‘passing off.
- Trade marks identify origin: One of the main purposes of a trade mark is to prevent confusion in the marketplace. Your trade mark tells your customers who you are, and where to return to if they like your product.
- Agents of a supplier.
- Counterfeit goods: Having a trade mark registration helps Trading Standards Officers or the police to bring charges against counterfeiters if they are using your trade mark.
What can be Trademark Registration
In india, the following times can be tradenarked, Sounds, Colours, Logos, Phrases, Words, Symbols, Images, Initials or a combination of all can be trademarked.
DIFFERENT TRADEMARK SYMBOL AND USAGE
- ® - R SYMBOL: The ® - R Symbol to use as soon as you file an application for a trademark with the registrar You can use this symbol to protect your trademark.
- ™ - TM SYMBOL ©: The ™ - TM Symbol © is used in connection with an unregistered trademark. It aims to warn any person against infringement of a symbol, logo or name.
- © - C SYMBOL: The © symbol is reserved for content that can be copyrighted. This can include photography, artwork, films, literary works and books.