Trademark/Service mark Filing/Registration and services in India & Abroad

By: Indian Legal Consultants  09/02/2012
Keywords: Trademark Registration

Trademark/Service mark Filing/Registration and services in India & Abroad An applicant filing an international trademark/service mark application needs to begin with home application or registration. Before filing an application, a trademark/service mark search is must. The home application must be filed for the same Goods/services for which international protection is sought. International Trademark/ Service mark filing/registration is managed by very few governing bodies. The most common of these bodies is called the Madrid Protocol, which it covers more than 65 member countries. At present, trademarks/service marks can be protected in 16 African countries through the AOPI and the European Union through the Community Trade Mark/Service mark. Once the home application has been filed, the next thing is to file an international application in the applicant's home trademark office where the home application was made. The filing of international application is processed through the home office of the applicant. It must contain at lease one country from the member state of the Madrid protocol and may extend include upto 60 such countries, Indian Legal Consultants provide their best services all over the world. The fees of the application are determined on the basis of number of marks to be filed in different classes and number of countries specified in the application. Once the application is processed than it is forwarded by the home office to the International organisation i.e. WIPO. The filing and registration services of International trademark/service mark application are provided by various bodies. For more details, please visit our website: www.indianlegalconsultants.com

Keywords: Trademark Registration