Examination of Trademark application and issuance of examination report is integral and very important aspect in registration of trademark in India. By paying 5 times of the Government applications fees, the examination report may get issued within 3 months itself. In contrast to the period of 6-9 months in ordinary course.
Fast track Examination of Trademark
The process of registration of trademark gets initiated with the filing of a Trademark Application before the appropriate office of the Registrar of Trademark. The trademark application can been filed as an ordinary trademark application in Form No. TM-1 with a prescribed fees of Rs. 4,000/- for application in one class. If a TM application is to be filed in multiple classes, then said fees of Rs. 4,000/- to be paid for each such class. However, by paying 5 times of the normal filing fees.
The expedited examination of trademark application can be requested in Form No.63 wherein the applicant had to give specific reasons as to why the application should be examined on fas ttrack basis. Based upon the submission in the fast track application if the registrar is convinced he may order an expeditious examination of trademark application. The examiner of trademark shall therefore examine the mark and issues an examination report within a period of 3 months.