Trademark Lawyers in Bangalore

Trademark Registration is a mark used for trading of goods and services. Trademark registration is governed by Trademark Act, 1999. It can be done of any name, logo, symbol, slogan etc. It helps differentiating and protecting one’s goods and services from those of others. It creates a brand value of a brand in the minds of customers.Now a days people are well aware of Brand protection, therefore they seek Trademark protection even before starting their businesses. We BIAT Legal LLP help in Trademark Registration and in protecting brand name in Bangalore.

BIAT Legal LLP is a company formed in the year 2004 with the motive of providing end to end intellectual Property prosecution and Litigation. We follow stringent delivery practices which are consistent as per defined quality standards. Our level of professionalism has led to partnership with international law firms which helped us expand our knowledge as well as our experience base.

Our team is passionate about the law and quality of work we actually deliver to our clients. This constantly endeavour us to improve by sharing expertise and ideas. We are encouraged to think laterally and solve problems with a fresh and relevant perspective.

The team of professionals in BIAT Legal helps to provide our clients with the best services at effective cost rates. The company has attained a new record and executed several aid to the legal assistance for resolving matters associated with the trademark, and has attained a new prospect in this domain.

BIAT Legal , a team of professionals assist their national and international clients in registering and enforcing their brand locally and internationally. Our team also guides our client over choosing a brand name, so that there is a lower risk of infringement over their mark. We prosecute and defend our client’s trademark applications in response to the objections raised by the Trademarks Registry. If hearing is set in the matter, we effectively represent our clients in arguments before the Registrar. We also represent our clients in courts at appropriate jurisdiction.

In this extremely competitive market, it is very important for the owners to protect their brand names through Trademark registration in order to lower the risk of infringement or misuse of a brand name. It is always advisable to take help of professionals while registering for Trademark Registration as they guide you in the best way possible which lowers the risk of infringement of your brand name. They help you in searching for availability of brand name so that your Trademark is registered smoothly.

Our team advises our clients on filing of oppositions, upon filing of the counter statement on the Trademark oppositions filed against their Trademark Applications, on filing of evidences and to attend hearings that are set before the Registrar. We also do watch our client’s Trademark applications time to time and keep them updated on the same.

Registration of Trademarks gives its owner an exclusive right and identity over its brand name. Trademarks can be licensed and assigned to others by signing of an Agreement or MOU.

Registration of Trademark provides an exclusive right to the owner of the Trademark in taking legal action against any person infringing his Trademark and can also earn royalties. It also deters and restrains people from piracy and prevents similar companies' names from being registered by other businesses.

Procedure for registration of Trademark

  • 1. Firstly, Trademark Application is applied, then it is marked for exam by the Registry (Before its Application proper search for its mark is done by our experts)
  • Within one month Trademark registry will either accept the mark or will object it if the Registry will find any discrepancy in the mark or if it finds similar with an already registered/ unregistered trademark.
  • Once Objection has been raised by the Registry, Reply is to be submitted to the Registry within one month from the date of receipt of the Examination report issued by the Registry.
  • Then within One month the Registry will either accept it or will keep it for hearing.
  • Hearing will be attended by our professionals and argues on legal and Technical points.
  • After Hearing the Arguments, Registry will Either accept the Mark or will reject it.
  • If an Applicant is not satisfied with the decision of the Examiner, then he can move Revision Application in the Hon'ble Registry or can go in an Appellate court i.e. IPAB for its appeal.
  • If a mark is being infringed by another person then, a suit can be held in an appellate court.
  • Please note that after acceptance of the Mark, it is published in Journal and open for general public for raising of Opposition if they find it similar with already existing mark for 3+1 months, and if no opposition is raised mark is accepted by the Registry, and if Opposition is raised then within 2 months of receiving of opposition, its counter statement (Reply) is to be filed, and will be kept for its hearing. And after hearing if the examiner is satisfied then it will be accepted or will be rejected.

We Provide following services in Trademark search, Registration, infringement and litigation-

  • Filing and prosecuting Trademark application at the Indian Trademarks Registry.
  • Filing and prosecuting Trademark applications internationally with the cooperation of our foeign associates or under the Madrid Protocol.
  • Infringement and validity opinion
  • Litigation: Opposition, revocation, rectification, appeals, criminal and civil suits for infringement and passing off, and anti counterfeit action.
  • Appellate board proceedings
  • Trademark searches locally and internationally.
  • Clearance of title.
  • Domain name search
  • Brand selection advice
  • Journal observations
  • Post registrations services
  • Renewals
  • Portfolio management
  • Assignment, licensing and franchising

There are several Trademark classes of goods and services. Lists of the Trademark classes are mentioned below-

Trademark Classes of Goods-

Class 1- Any kind of chemicals that are used in industries, science, or photography, even chemicals used in agriculture, horticulture and forestry, also adhesive used in industry, unprocessed plastics and chemical substances. Class 3- Substance used in dry cleaning, laundry, also chemicals used for cleaning purposes and also includes cosmetic products. Class 4- All industrial greases and oils, lubricants, wetting or binding compositions, al fuel and candle wicks. Class 5- All medical preparations or pharmaceutical products for both humans and animals. It includes ayurvedic preparations also, baby food, disinfectants, dressing materials etc. Class 6- Common metals and alloys, any material used for metal building, pipes and tubes and other small metal hardware. Class 7- Machines and their tools, thermo power plants, motor engines and agricultural machines. Class 8- Hand tools, cutlery, razors and side arms. Class 9- It includes all electronic products including all wires and cables, all mobile accessories, and instruments used for cinematography, cash registers, calculating machines and fire extinguishing apparatus. Class 10- Any kind of medical apparatus including surgical, dental, and veterinary instruments and apparatus, artificial limbs or eyes or teeth; orthopedic articles also included. Class 11- Any lighting, steam generated apparatus, heating, drying, cooking, refrigerating, ventilating, sanitary or water supply appliances. Class 12- Vehicles and apparatus for locomotion. Class 13- Fireworks, Explosives, firearms and ammunition. Class 14- Any precious metals and its alloy and any goods made of that precious metal or even coated with jewellery, ornaments and precious stones; watches, and also chronometric instruments. Class 15- Any musical instruments. Class 16- Any kind of stationary, Paint brushes, office requisites, teaching material, printing blocks and plastic materials for packaging. Class 17- Rubber, mica, gutta-percha, asbestos, gums and any goods made from these, packing, insulating and stopping materials. Class 18- Leather and any king of imitation thereof. Includes bags made of aimal skin and otherwise thereof. Class 19- non-metallic building materials, non-metallic rigid pipes used for building materials, monuments no of metal etc. Class 20- Mirrors, furnitures, picture frames, any goods of wood, ivory, amber, shell, mother of pearl or any kind of their substitutes, also plastics given that they are not included in any other class. Class 21- Any kind of household utensils and containers for kitchen purposes, sponges, combs and brushes, steel wool and unprocessed glass porcelain and glassware also earthenware. Class 22- Tents, nets, strings, ropes, tarpaulins, sacks, sails, bags (which are excluded from other classes), stuffing and padding materials; raw textile materials. Class 23- Threads and yarns. Class 24- Textile and other goods; bed covers and table covers. Class 25- Footwear, clothing and Headgear. Class 26- Ribbons, embroidery, laces and braid; hooks and buttons; needles and pins; artificial flowers. Class 27- Mats, rugs, carpets and matting, wall hangings etc which are non-textile. Class 28- sporting and gymnastic articles; games and any kind of playthings given that they are not included in other classes and also decorations for the christmas tree. Class 29- Fish, Meat, poultry, meat extracts; dries, cooked, frozen edibles, jellies, jams; eggs, milk and its products and edible oils Class 30- Tea, coffee, rice, sugar, Tapioca, artificial coffee, and sago; bread, flour, pastry and confectionery; hony, ices, yeast, treacles, salt, baking powder, mustard, sauces, vinegar, spices and ice. Class 31- products from agriculture, forest and horticulture, and grains given that are not included in any other class, fresh vegetables and fruits; live animals; seeds; plants and natural flowers; food products for animals. Class 32- Mineral and aerated water- Non-alcoholic drinks and beers; Fruit juices and drinks’ syrups and preparations for beverages. Class 33- Alcoholic drinks excluding beer. Class 34- Smoking articles, Tobacco and matches.

Trademark classes for Services

Class 35- Business management, advertising; business administration and other office functions. Class 36- Financial affair, Insurance, Monetary affairs; real estate affairs. Class 37- Repair, building construction, installation services. Class 38- Telecommunications. Class 39- Packaging and storage of goods; Transport. Class 40- Treatment of Materials. Class 41- Providing of Training, Entertainment, sporting, education and other cultural activities. Class 42- Technological and scientific services; industria analysis and research services; development of computer hardware and software and their designing. Class 43- Services related to providing food, drinks or temporary accommodation. Class 44- Any kind of medical services. Class 45- legal and securities services; personal and socials services.