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Types of Trademarks that can be registered in India

The trademark is an Intellectual Property. When you trademark a name / brand / or logo. you can establish an exclusive right or ownership over the same. By trademark registration in India you become the owner of that name, brand or logo. In this article let us understand about trademarks and different types of Trademarks that can be registered in India.

What is Trademark Registration?

A trademark is a brand or a logo that you use to distinguish your product from those of your competitors. The term Trademark is the legal term for “intellectual property”.


One can also say that a Trademark is typically a name, word, phrase, logo, symbol, design, image or a combination of these elements. A trademark identifies the brand owner of a particular product or service.

Trademark Registration Process?

The Trademark Registration process in India is required if a company or individual intends to protect their logo from the misuse by the third party. Trademark Registration would provide a legal right to initiate an action against the third party in case of infringement of trademark. Trademark Registration will also provide an exclusive right to the owner to use it for its products or services.

Types of trademarks that can be registered in India

In India, there is a wide range of trademark types available for individuals or entities to select from, such as names, logos, shapes, designs, taglines, and more. The aim is to provide a diverse selection that enables effective recognition and differentiation.

The following are a few types of trademarks which can be registered in India.

1. Words and service marks

Where word marks refer to any marks that are used to identify the products and services of a trading company or a service-providing company. While the service marks are indicating the services that a company is dealing in.

2. Product brands

Trademarks used to identify and distinguish a company’s goods or products.

3. Shape marks

Shape marks are the marks which are the shapes of the product or packaging of the business. Appearance of the product can distinguish the product from other products.

4. Sound marks

Trademarks consisting of distinctive sounds that uniquely identify the origin of a product or service.

5. Logos and symbols

Logos and symbols are the printed figure / design or character or painted design or figures that indicate the company’s name, service or product’s name.

6. Collective marks

When the marks are linked with a group of people or services collectively It is said to be the Collective Mark. The trademark is owned by the organization but it can be used by multiple people.

7. Series Marks

These are the marks which are registered to use before or after a chain of products where there would be a common suffix / prefix or symbol.

8. The Certification mark

This is a mark which proves that the company has met with the standards and quality of the products. This would make the public aware of the fact that a particular company’s product has met the standards laid down by the certifying body.

9. Geographical Indications (GI)

A label used on products that have a specific geographical origin and have characteristics or reputation due to that origin.

10. Colored marks

Trademarks that consist of a single color or a combination of colors, provided that they have acquired distinctiveness.


It is always advisable to register your Trademark to save the same from unauthorized use by some one else.


Read to get the answers to your questions: FAQs on Trademark Registration in India

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