If you want to trademark registration to be a successful process, you need to cover all your bases. With the search for a registered trademark, you will be one right step in the right direction of this purpose of covering your bases. The process is undertaken online and it is pretty simple. However, make sure that you are on the desktop while you are searching for a mark, because government sites are not yet optimized for mobiles properly.
A trademark search is what one might call the most underrated aspect of applying for trademark registration that many laymen out there tend to ignore. This step is not only important in order see as to whether your mark is even available, but this “search” module is also responsible for something called a proper trademark classification. However, there is one more underrated task that it does:
Searching for registered trademarks in India
If you are engaged with the trademark registration process in the right way, you are going to make sure that all your bases are covered. To that end, it is important that you make sure that each and every step you take throughout the application filing process is the right one. One of those steps is to look for registered trademarks.
And this blog is going to teach you how to do it:
Steps to look for a registered trademarks
The steps to look for a mark that has already been registered are simple ones if only you know where to go. To that end, take heed of the following steps:
Note: These steps are to be done online as every information out there has a digital format now
1. You first need to open up your browser (preferably Google chrome or internet explorer).
2. Then you go to the search bar and input these exact terms: public trademark search.
3. Once you are there in the module, you will have the following options:
- A word mark
- A logo
- Other mark
4. If you select word mark from the drop down menu, then you will be prompted to enter the Vienna code. Therefore, as your first search, choose word mark.
5. Now, in the given dialogue, you input anything that you want to write. If you want to type “Taranga: you can type that. However, if you want to know about the marks starting with a certain character, you precede the character with “starting with”.
6. Now, matter what method you choose, enter your mark and press enter.
7. If any such registered trademark is available, you will be presented to a page where you can actually see the trademark along with its logo (Therefore you won’t need to enter logo in the drop down menu in the preceding screen)
These are the steps that will allow you to see the registered trademark. This is going to make sure that you are properly armed with at-least some knowledge before you apply for your own trademark.