A trademark is a recognizable emblem that may be a term, image, product, logo or number used by a business to differentiate its products or services from the same in the same market among certain businesses. A trademark is a property protected by Indian legislation. The inventor of a word or symbol must apply for the registration of marks to protect a mark from being copied by others. The registration process involves several steps and an expert for registration of marks should be employed to ensure a smooth process.
Any individual or legal entity in India can request a trademark application. When registering for registration a mark may not automatically be used, but an already used label increases the registration possibilities. Foreign nationals and foreign bodies can, without any additional requirement, submit trademark applications in India and secure registration.