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What is Intellectual Property Protection?

Intellectual property includes works, processes, symbols and designs that were created or are owned by a company. This can include logos and slogans, and written documents or artistic works. To enforce the ownership and right to use intellectual property, the business owner must register it at the United States Patent and Trademark Office or the United States Copyright Office, depending on the type of property a business wants to protect.


Registration of Intellectual Property Rights


The intellectual property rights in Inida, pertaining to trademarks and patents are controlled by the Controller General of Patents Designs and Trademarks, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Copyrights are handled by the Copyright Office, Copyright Societies, Government of India. Application must be made to the concerned authorities , based on the type of intellectual property right to be registered, in the prescribed form.

CopyrightTrademarkPatentProvisional Patent
Applies toPhotographs, movies, music, software codeWords, logos, slogansInventions & ideasInventions & ideas
ApplicantsArtists & creative professionalsBusiness ownersInventors & designersInventors & designers
Ownership without RegistrationYes, but rights are limitedYes, but rights are limitedNoNo
ValidityLifetime of the author, plus 60 yearsIndefinite, but to be renewed every 10 years20 years1 year

Trademark Registration



Copyright is a form of legal right and an Intellectual Property protection, given by the law to creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and producers of cinematograph films and sound recordings. The Copyright Act, 1957 governs the registration of Copyright in India. Copyright Registration provides a safeguard to insure that the creativity is rewarded and intellectual work is protected.

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A patent is a right granted to an individual or enterprise by the government that excludes others from making, using, selling or importing the patented product or process without prior approval. In exchange for this right, the applicant must fully disclose the minutiae of the invention. A patent for a product or process that proves successful can give its owner a competitive advantage over rivals.

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A trademark is any unique expression related to a product or service that distinguishes it from others. This expression could be a word, slogan, photograph, logo, graphic, colour combination, sound or even smell; however, most businesses are only looking for a brand name registration or logo registration. Owners of trademarks have exclusive rights to their use under the categories they are registered in.

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ApplyTradeMark’s Trademark Process

Getting a Trademark with our streamlined processes is a simple 3-Step Process.

Trademark  Search

To start off the trademark filing, we do a comprehensive Trade mark search to check for pre-existing trademark/wordmarks with the same name. A free trademark search is vital in order to not be involved in trademark violation troubles.

Application Drafting

After a free trademark public search,  if there is no pre-existing wordmark with the same name, we draft a Trademark application with details provided by you. The application thus formed will be forwarded to the trademark registry for verification.

Filing the Application

Once the Ipindia public search and the drafting your application is finished, we forward it to the Trademark Registry for approval. The Registry provides an application number for status tracking, and if there are no objections, your trademark is registered in 18-20 months.


From the  public search of trademark to application drafting, tracking the status of the trademark and until is trademark is registered ApplyTrademark is with you every step of the way to secure your intellectual property

Frequently Asked Questions

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