Step 1. Type the brand name or trademark that you want to register for your business in the first search box.
Step 2. Select the Industry type or Class under which your business falls like Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Machinery, and others. There are a total of 45 classes in the drop-down menu, so you need to understand them first. To know more about the different classes of trademarks, you can utilize the Trademark Class Finder Tool.
Step 3. The third box is not mandatory. But if you particularly want to know whether any other trademark contains the exact word or phonetically similar to your selected trademark name, then you can utilize it also.
Step 4. Click on the search icon. You will get all the information related to the searched trademark.
The following data will be shown to you:
If the trademark has not been applied for registration in your selected class, then it will be displayed as, “Your Trademark” IS AVAILABLE FOR REGISTRATION PROTECT YOUR BRAND BEFORE IT’S REGISTERED.
If someone already applied for registration of the selected trademark, then you will be shown all the information related to the status of their Trademark Registration. You might be shown different statuses like Abandoned, Removed, Registered, Opposed, Refused, Withdrawn, and Objected.
Additionally, information such as logo, applied date, application number, TM name, and user update will be shown there.
One important aspect of Trademark Registration is that you can apply for any name/word already registered but in a different class.
What is Trademark Registration?
The term trademark refers to a phrase, word, or symbol that denotes a specific product and legally differentiates it from all other products of its kind. A trademark exclusively identifies a product as belonging to a particular company and recognizes the company's ownership of the brand. Trademarks help you distinguish your products and services from competitors and help identify you as the source. It is a name or symbol that a company uses on its products, and another company cannot legally use that. Startups can build a positive reputation if they have a registered trademark. If a business maintains a good reputation, people are inclined to work with and for them.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How can I check the status of my trademark application?
You can utilize this trademark search tool to check the status of your trademark application as well.
Can I apply for more than one class for my trademark?
Yes, Trademark can be registered under more than one class, if it belongs to that class.
What can be registered as a Trademark?
A phrase, word, symbol, device, or even color are all eligible for a trademark. Anything that distinguishes the goods of your party or company from another qualifies. However, the item must be used in a commercial setting to obtain protection from the law. Trademarks have a 10-year protection span.
How long can a trademark take for registration?
It can take anywhere between 6 months to 1 year for your trademark to be approved. But, you can start using ™ with your business name/logo after applying for its registration.