T1: How long will it take to conduct a trademark search?
1 working day.
T2: Does your country use the international classification?
T3: Are there any goods or services for which the mark cannot be registered?
T4: Does the specification of goods in any class limit the protection to the specified goods, or does it give additional protection to all the goods in the class?
Protection will be given to all the goods in a sub-classification of a class.
T5: Can a trademark be registered in the name of more than one applicant (i.e. joint application)? If so, what are its requirements?
Yes, requirements as per a single application.
T6: Can an application be filed without its complete documents? If yes, what is the deadline for filing the documents?
Yes, Priority document within maximum 3 months and the Power of Attorney upon the primary examination of the application.
T7: Can one application cover more than one class of goods/services?
T8: May priority be claimed under the Convention Countries?
T9: What is the term of protection of a trademark? From what date is it calculated?
10 years, from the filing date.
T10: Is marketing compulsory and, if so, how should marketing be made?
Yes, within 5 years.
T11: In case a trademark is not renewed in due time, and another company register the same trademark, can the original owner oppose the registration or not?
Yes, within 2 years.
T12: If the trademark was filed incorrectly originally, what documentation would be required to amend the official register to show the correct details?
Amendment application and the supporting documents.
T13: Is use required before registration or for maintaining the registration in force?
No. Application can be filed with "Proposed to be used".
T14: Is use of the trademark on one item sufficient to maintain the protection for all the goods covered by the registration?
T15: What are the types of use required?
Sale, exhibitions, publication materials, LCs, bills of lading, TV Advertisements … etc.
T16: Can the assignment of an application be recorded?
T17: Is recording a license agreement compulsory? What are the consequences of non-recordal?
Necessary in order to have affect against third parties.
T18: Can recordals such as change of name, address, merger, assignment, license, etc., be made against pending applications?
T19: Can an assignment be made with or without the goodwill? What monetary consideration is to be mentioned as the value of the assignment? Is there any tax based on the value mentioned?
Yes, not specified.
T20: Can the trademark application be opposed and what is the opposition period?
Yes, 3 months from the date of publication.