Trademark - is a unique element that helps you identify your company in the market, and protect you from identity theft. TCA can now help you with trademark renewal, document follow-up and expert advice.
Copyright - is a form of intellectual property protection provided by the laws of the United States. Copyright protection is available for original works of authorship that are fixed in a tangible form, whether published or unpublished. The categories of works that can be protected by copyright laws include paintings, literary works, live performances, photographs, movies, and software. TCA can help you on this.
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What is a Trademark?
A trademark is for your brand name or logo which identifies your product or services. It can be a word, letter, number, phrase, symbol, shape or combination thereof. A unique brand name or logo is used to differentiate your product/service as distinct from others in the industry. To secure legal protection for your brand name or logo you need to get it registered. On receiving Trademark application number you can start using Trademark .
What trademarks are NOT Registerable?
Any trademark, whih is identical or deceptively similar to an existing registered trademark or trademark for which application for registration has been made, cannot be registered. Also trademark that would likely cause deception or confusion or is offensive may not be registered. Geographical names, common names, common trade words and common abbreviation can also not be registered as a trademark.
Why should i file application for Trademark?
Getting trademark registered has a number of business benefits such as
Register your brand to get exclusive right on it.
Protect your brand like other assets and belongings of your company.
It will help you to protect your hard earn goodwill in business.
You can stop others from promoting same brand in same industry of business.
It will give you nation-wide protection for your trade.
What is NICE Classification?
The Nice Classification (NCL) is an international system used to classify goods and services for the purposes of the registration of marks. It has total 45 classes (1-34 for products and 35-45 for services).
Can I register a trademark before starting a Business?
Yes, one can register a trademark before even starting a business.
Can I get global Trademark?
No. Trademark is territorial in nature that means if you get trademark in India then it will be valid for India only.
What is the validity of Trademark Registration?
The registered trademark is valid for 10 years from the date of filing of application. The trademark can be renewed further.
When can I use symbol R or TM?
Symbol “TM” can be used after filing of trademark application. “R” should be used only after registration of trademark. The ® symbol may only be used in connection with the goods and services listed on the registration certificate.
What is trademark infringement?
Trademark infringement is the unauthorized use of a trademark or service mark on or in connection with goods and/or services in a manner that is likely to cause confusion, deception, or mistake about the source of the goods and/or
Will my trademark registration be valid for all types of services and goods?
Trademark registrations are distinctive to the goods or services they represent. The registrations are product/service specific and are made under a "Class" of goods or service it represents. The trademark registration will therefore be valid for the entire class of goods or service it represents.
What is Copyright Registration?
Copyright registration can be obtained for original works of art, literature, books, music, films, cds and computer programs. It covers the following:
Literary works such as books, literature, technical drawings, computer programs, computer databases.
Musical works or Audio Visual work.
Artistic works including logos, photographs, pictures.
What is the Term of Copyright ?
Copyright registration is valid for 60 years plus life time of the author/artist who created the work.
What are the Advantages of copyright registration ?
By registering your copyright work, you create a public record of your work and a concrete proof that you are the owner of the creative work.
If someone copies your work, you can sue them for copyright infringement.
Copyright owners have the exclusive right to either do or authorize the doing of any of the following:
To reproduce the work in any material form including the storing of it in any medium by electronic means.
To issue copies of the work to the public not being copies already in publication.
To perform the work in public, or communicate it to the public to make any translation or adaptation of the work.
To sell or give on hire, or offer for sale or hire a copy regardless of whether such copy has been sold or given on hire on earlier occasions.