Legal proceeding certificate in trademark
A legal proceeding Certificate is provided by the government after the brand is registered. The government gives a free digital trademark certificate which is uploaded in the trademark registry after trademark registration. When going for a legal proceeding for trademark infringement facing an opponent the court doesn't take the digital certificate as legal evidence. Only a legal certificate can be used as evidence for trademark registration while going for a legal proceeding. If the legal proceeding certificate is not submitted to the court at the right moment, a heavy penalty will be given for not having it even if the brand is registered.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you think someone is copying your brand, you can file a trademark infringement suit in a court or a tribunal. You can also hire a trademark attorney to assist you.
The Trademark registration process takes 8 to 9 months without any objection or opposition. The trademark application number will be issued within one or two days after filing.
In India, a trademark can be sold to any individual or entity through the assignment trademark process. Through selling, the ownership will be transferred to the individual or entity.
The validity of the trademark is ten years. Renewal can be done indefinitely after every ten years.
A trademark serves the purpose of identifying the source or the origin of goods
When a trademark is registered, you will have credible evidence to prove that you are the owner of the trademark. You will have limited rights according to the country you register your trademark. The trademark is protected only in the geographical areas where you're providing your goods or services.