TrademarkThe whole process of registration of a brand name usually takes anything between 15-18 months. The trademark once accepted, is valid for a period of 10 years from the date of issuance of the Certificate of Registration. After the end of 10 years, the trademark will need to be renewed.
This R symbol is an ownership warning used in many countries to let the public know that a trademark (products and/or services), is registered and legally protected. This symbol can only be used in combination with a registered trademark. In some countries, the use of the R ® symbol with an unregistered trademark can bear legal consequences including fraud accusations.
The trade mark status in the Indian Trade Mark Registry website shows as "Registered" when the trade mark registration certificate has been issued by the Registrar. The applicant becomes the registered owner and is entitled to use the ® symbol next to its trade mark. The registered owner can take infringement action against the use of any deceptively similar trade marks. The online status in the Trade Mark Registry website sets out some important particulars such as the renewal due date.