Logo Trademark & Registration

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Logo Trademark & Registration

If you're starting a new business or trade, a logo, name or signature is the first thing you choose to separate yourself from the rest. A "trademark" is that symbol you will use to do so. Registering a trademark is a legal process provided for under the Trade Marks Act, 1999. In this week's column, we will breakdown the process of registering your own trademark, if your business is applicable for the same.

b) aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.



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ISO 9001:2015 applies to any organization, regardless of size or industry. More than one million organizations from more than 160 countries have applied the ISO 9001 standard requirements to their quality management systems.

Organizations of all types and sizes find that using the ISO 9001 standard helps them:

  • Names, including your own name or surname.
  • An invented word or any arbitrary dictionary word or words. It does not need to be descriptive of the character or quality of the goods/service.
  • Letters or numerals or any combination.
  • Symbols
  • Monograms
  • Combination of colours or even a single colour in combination with a word or device.
  • Shape of goods or their packaging.
  • Marks constituting a 3-dimensional sign.
  • Sound marks when represented in conventional notation or described in words by being graphically represented.

Currently maintained in electronic form, the trademark contains the following:

  • The class and goods/services in respect of which it is registered including particulars affecting the scope of registration of rights conferred or disclaimers.
  • Address of the proprietors.
  • Particulars of trade or other description of the proprietor.
  • The convention application date (if applicable).
  • Place where a trademark has been registered with the consent of proprietor of an earlier mark or earlier rights.

The term of registration of a trademark is 10 years. This may be renewed for a further period of 10 years on payment of the renewal fees.

The most recent ISO 9001:2015 standard is constructed around seven quality management principles:

  • Customer Focus
  • Leadership
  • Engagement Of People
  • Process Approach
  • Improvement
  • Evidence-Based Decision Making
  • Relationship Management