FAQ

T1: How long will it take to conduct a trademark search?
24 Hours or 2 Hours depending upon the service you have opted for.

T2: Does your country use the international classification?
Yes.

T3: Are there any goods or services for which the mark cannot be registered?
Yes, Alcoholic drinks.

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 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, A power of attorney executed by all the applicants.

T6: Can an application be filed without its complete documents? If yes, what is the deadline for filing the documents? 
Yes, sixty days from the filing date.

T7: Can one application cover more than one class of goods/services?
No.

T8: May priority can be claimed under the Paris Convention?
Yes.

T9: What is the term of protection of a trademark? From what date is it calculated?
10 years from the filing date.

T10: Is marking compulsory and, if so, how should marking be made?
No.

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.

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.

T13: Is use required before registration or for maintaining the registration in force?
No.

T14: Is use of the trademark on one item sufficient to maintain the protection for all the goods covered by the registration?
Yes.

T15: What are the types of use required?
Exhibitions, sale, publication materials, LCs, bills of lading, TV Advertisements … etc.

T16: Can the assignment of an application be recorded?
Yes

T17: Is recording a license agreement compulsory? What are the consequences of non-recorder?
It is necessary in order to have effect against third parties.

T18: Can recorder’s such as change of name, address, merger, assignment, etc., be made against pending applications?
Yes.

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, Nominal value at least US $ 1.00, no tax.

T20: Can the trademark application be opposed and what is the opposition period?
Yes, 30 days from the date of publication.

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