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Trademark Investigation

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Trademark Investigation

Trademark Investigation

Trademark investigations typically fall into one of three buckets: trademark in-use investigations, trademark infringement investigations or counterfeit investigations.

We are able to investigate individuals behind the infringement (whether it is your company name, one of your registered/un-registered trademarks or domain names) and provide you with sufficient evidence to take the appropriate action.

We believe that the most important commodity is your brand. Intellectual property and trademark investigations is just one of the services we can offer to assist owners protect their brand.

If you have concerns about your brand, or would like Online Investigations to conduct an Intellectual Property investigation, contact us now for an obligation free consultation.

Our Intellectual Property Investigations include:

Counterfeit & Piracy Investigations:

  • Detection of Infringement
  • Identification of Threats
  • Undercover Penetration of Infringing Organizations
  • Surveillance of Infringing Individuals
  • Service of Cease-And-Desist Letters
  • Acquiring Voluntary Surrender of Counterfeit Materials

Copyright & Patent Investigations:

  • Unauthorized Use of Copyright
  • Patent Misuse & Infringement
  • Industrial Design Misuse
  • Integrated Circuit Topography Design Misuse
  • Identification of Threats

Trademark Investigations:

  • Detection of Infringement
  • Identification of Threats
  • Date of First Use Determination
  • Extent of Usage Determination

Market Surveys & Monitoring:

  • Targeted Automated & Manual Searches of Online and Print Sales Portals
  • Ongoing & Persistent Monitoring
  • Compilation & Analysis of Aggregate Data

 

FAQs

A trademark is a unique design, text or sign used by a person or a business to keep its products and services distinctive from competitors. It makes it easier for buyers to identify a brand’s products and make purchase decision easily.

A good trademark must have the following qualities:

  • Easy to read, spell and remember
  • Must be unique and distinctive without any traces of similarity
  • Should not be lengthy
  • Laudatory word/words such as the best, perfect etc. should be neglected

Conducting a trademark search is important. They are the best way to check if your proposed trade mark does not infringe earlier rights. Even after registration of your trade mark, you should routinely carry out searches because this is the only way to efficiently protect your trade mark. In the absence of any such activity, there will be high chances of being sued for trademark infringement, trademark application rejection and a third-party challenging the trademark application.

Trademark registry publishesthe Trademark in Trademark Journal.

No, trademark registration is not mandatory in India but it is advisable to go for it.

A trademark is designated by the following:

  • ™ (For an unregistered trademark, a mark used to promote or brand goods)
  • ® (For a registered trademark)

Following marks can be registered under the Indian trademark law:

  • Names
  • Letters
  • Devices
  • Numerals
  • Shape of goods
  • Signature
  • Slogans
  • Sound Marks
  • Invented / Coined Words

Combination of colors

Trademarks should be registered for a specific product or service. A single trademark application can be submitted to register your product or service under more than one class but the fees for filing under each class increases every time in the same manner as you have filed a single application for trademark under one class.

Yes, being an intellectual property, it can be sold, transferred, gifted or franchised by the owner. 

Yes, a foreigner or a foreign entity can apply for trademark registration in India.

No, trademarks registered in India remain valid only in the country.

Trademark Registration is a complicated process and it takes around 18-24 months to obtain registration in a direct case, without any objections or oppositions. However, the trademark application number is typically issued within one or 2 days after application submission.

Basic Documents are given below:

  • Trademark Application
  • specifications of goods or service for which application is made
  • Representation of mark in prescribed size and format

In general, trademark registration is valid for a period of 10 years. One needs to renew it after a period of 10 years.

While both offer intellectual property fortification, they protect different kinds of assets. Copyright is used to protect literary and artistic works, such as books and videos. A trademark defends items that help define a company brand, such as its logo.

Any individual can make a trademark registration application.

No, use of mark before registration is not mandatory in India. Trademarks that are intended to be used can also be registered in India.

A mark cannot be registered as a trademark if:

  • The mark is expected to deceive the public or cause confusion.
  • The stuff contained or mentioned in the mark is intended to hurt religious sentiments or any class or section of the citizens of India.
  • It is comprised of scandalous or obscene matter.

Its use is restricted under the Emblems and Names Act, 1950.

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