Step 1 : Trademark search (1 day)
LegalRaasta checks trademark availibity or checks brand name availability on the behalf of their clients to make sure that their desired name or design has not already been taken or isn’t too similar to an already existing trademark. You can also check existing trademarks at legalraasta.com/trademark-search. Because being exclusive do matters. This ensures that there are no issues & there are minimal chances of an objection being raised in the future.
Step 2 : Create trademark application (1 day)
Once we ensure that your chosen name or design is available & exclusive, we send you an authorization letter which has to be duly signed by you and returned to us. These letters give our lawyers authority to file a trademark application on your behalf.
Step 3 : Trademark application submission (1 day)
Once we receive the authorization letter & provided that no information is incorrect or partial, our lawyers will file the trademark on your behalf, and you can immediately start using the ™ symbol. We will provide you with the TM application number.
We file the trademark either at the central trademark department office or online. A trademark can be filed online only by a registered lawyer or agent.
Step 4: Trademark registration (1.5 years)
Once a trademark application is complete, your application will be verified by the trademark office. The government can also object if your name similar to some other trademark in the same class, or the name is deemed obscene and hurts religious sentiments.
In case no objection is raised, the trademark registrar will publish an advertisement in the trademarks journal. If no opposition is filed by any party within 4 months, the trademark should be registered within the next 6 months. During this period, we constantly provide you with updates regarding the status of your application. You will need to pay the additional fee in case of such objections.
Step 5: Hearing before Registrar
If the objection has been filed on your trademark and the opposition doesn’t agree with your response, then hearing is held before the registrar. We appoint lawyers (charges extra) to take up your case in front of the registrar.