In this article, we will discuss step by step procedure on how to check if a brand name (trademark) is registered in India or not, checking of brand name registration status is very important for every business entity operating in any jurisdiction whether it is in India or outside.
Make a list of proposed Brand name’s (Trademark)
The first step is to make a list of the proposed brand names, business names or product names that you wish to register or check whether it is registered or not in India, It can be done by simple brainstorming, it is very much possible that if you brainstorm the brand names or the trade names for some time you will get some great names in your mind,
now what you have to do is you need to to know whether the said name is already available or not the best thing to do now is to check the same name on the search engine like Google or Bing if anything is available in this world with the same name or not it is a much higher possibility that if the same name is available you should skip that name as soon as possible because someone else is making some efforts on that name and it is better to leave that to the person or company, this is in a general sense if you have any specific requirements you may consider that name also.
Find the exact class of the product or services
In Trademark search there are 45 classes for different category of products and services, these 45 classes are based on a different type of categories like if you say your product falls in agree culture or agro-industry it will come under class 1 as all these products related to the agriculture of our underclass 1 of trademark, you are selling pharmaceutical medicines it will come under class 5 in TM also if you have electronic products mobile accessories and other items related to the electronics it will come under class 9 of the trademarks 2534 related products also under the class 35 normal business advertisement in business services a cover.
Go to Trademark public search
You have to go to the official website of the trademark search
On the official website of the trademark search you will be getting the columns for the search and the first column you need to check whether you want to search for the exact match or it contains a search for searching the start word with the word so it depends on this search mark that you are going to do so it is advisable first to search with contains and then go with the start and exact match.
Now you need to write the brand name (trademark) in the next column
now come to Ganesh from which you need to put the class you simply put the class of your products or services discuss the home and like a if you are a searching for products relating to the readymade garments and put out class 25 simply put 25 in the next column.
Now you need to click on the search button and if you are finding some of the trade marks you need to go through and check them to see if these are relating to your mark if you find some confusion on that just simply don’t use tgis mark as it is not available to you.
If there is no mark available on the search page you need to search it again for the next process and in all that processes if you find more results it is beat her and most probably the mark is available for registration.