Any Legal Person in the eyes of law capable of doing contract may apply for Trademark. For E.g.
A trademark, trade mark, or trade-mark is a recognisable sign, design, or expression which identifies products or services of a particular source from those of others, although trademarks used to identify services are usually called marks. The trademark owner can be an individual, business organisation, or any legal entity. A trademark may be located on a package, a label, a voucher, or on the product itself. For the sake of corporate identity trademarks are also being displayed on company buildings.
A trademark identifies the brand owner of a particular product or service. Trademarks can be licensed to others; for example, Bully land obtained a license to produce Smurf figurines; the Lego Group purchased a license from Lucas film in order to be allowed to launch Lego Star Wars; TT Toys Toys is a manufacturer of licensed ride-on replica cars for children. The unauthorized usage of trademarks by producing and trading counterfeit consumer goods is known as brand piracy.
The owner of a trademark may pursue legal action against trademark infringement. Most countries require formal registration of a trademark as a precondition for pursuing this type of action. The United States, Canada and other countries also recognize common law trademark rights, which means action can be taken to protect an unregistered trademark if it is in use. Still common law trademarks offer the holder in general less legal protection than registered trademarks.
The Symbol ™ can be used from the very same day on which the Application is filed with the Controller General of Patents, Designs And Trademarks with the Logo, Design, etc.
The Symbol ® can be used by the Applicant, once the Trademark filed is Registered with the Trademark Department, which is generally done after 12 months of filing the Application.
• File the Application after dully filled with the Department.
• Can Start using symbol ™ with the logo.
• Department will publish the logo for public opinion.
• If no Objection is found from Public, will Registered the logo as registered Trademark.
• If Objection found, will demand Reply from the Applicant and the user.
• After Satisfactory Questioning, will Register Trademark.