What is a Trademark?
A Trademark generally refers to a “brand” or “logo”. Trademark registration can also be obtained for a business name, distinctive catch phrases, taglines or captions.
Properly used and promoted, a Trademark may become the most valuable asset of a business. Trademarks such as Coca Cola, HP, Canon, Nike and Adidas serve as an indication of origin of the goods as well as an indication of quality.
It is also essential to obtain trademark registration for the business name/trade name under the Trademarks Act. Registration of a company or business name under the Companies Act does not in itself give protection against others who might commence using identical or similar marks.
Use of TM, SM and ® symbols
'TM' stands for Trademark and 'SM' stands for Servicemark. The use of TM and SM symbols notifies the public that the company is claiming exclusive ownership of the trademark and can generally be used by one who has filed a trademark application.
The ® symbol, can be used only once the trademark is registered and the registration certificate is issued. Also, you may use the registration symbol only in connection with the goods and/or services in respect of which the trademark is registered.
The registration process is the same for both trademarks and service marks.
Copyright registration can be obtained for original works of art, literature, books, music, films, cds and computer programs. It covers the following:
- Literary works such as books, literature, technical drawings, computer programs, computer databases
- Musical works or Audio Visual work
- Artistic works including logos, photographs, pictures
TERM OF COPYRIGHT
Copyright registration is valid for 60 years plus life time of the author/artist who created the work. Ngo expert. has expertise in aiding the clientele in carrying out the entire legal processes from filing the application till registering the copyright. We even provide our assistance in case of copyright violation and actions to be undertaken in such circumstances. You can depend upon our services for fulfilling your copyright related requirements
What is a patent?
Patents protect inventions and improvements to existing inventions.
Patent is a monopoly right granted by the Government to exclude others from exploiting or using a particular invention. This exclusive monopoly granted by a Patent is provided in return for the inventor disclosing the details of the invention to the public. Therefore, the patent is a monopoly right which offers exclusivity to the patentee to exploit the invention for 20 years after which it falls to the public domain.
While filing a patent for your invention, there are several critical aspects to be followed especially in drafting the claims, which define the scope of the invention. Drafting patent specification is an art by itself, and requires the expertise of skilled professionals in this field.