PROCEDURE OF TRADEMARK SEARCH
October 21, 2021
Biswajit Sarkar - IP Law Firm India
Post time: 1:24 pm
What is Trademark Search?
Trademark search refers to any action taken to determine whether a trademark is used in commerce.
Indian Trademark Search
A trademark search is made in the Indian Trademark Registry database, similar word marks, as well as phonetically similar names in a specific class can be comprehensively searched.
The Procedure of Trademark Search
An online free-of-charge trademark search can be done at the trademark database (https://ipindiaonline.gov.in/tmrpublicsearch/), Trademark Registry India.
There are 45 classes of trademark registration. As per Nice Classification, Class 1- 34 deals with various goods, and Class 35-45 deals with services.
There are three search types available namely, wordmark, Vienna code, and phonetic.
Step by Step Example for Trademark Search:
- If you want to search for a word trademark, then select wordmark in search type.
- In the wordmark value, you must type the name of the word you want to search.
- Select the class number in the class option. (http://euipo.europa.eu/ec2/ or Trademark Rules, 2017)
- Click search.
- After this, you will find whether the trademark you searched for is used in commerce or not.