Make the Most of Dynamic Trademark Utilities from Trademark Registry (TMR) India

This article discusses at length the importance of each dynamic trademark utility from TMR so that each reader can make most out of it. Order in which they are discussed do not signify anything and have been discussed in random order.

  1. Disposal & Notices

With this utility, one can understand expedited, normal and total applications examined, disposed through show cause hearing, published, registered, other applications disposed branch-wise, notices generated, International Applications Designated India for any given month from January 2012 to December 2015. Search can also be done to understand expedited, normal and total applications examined, disposed off through show cause hearing, published, registered, other applications disposed branch-wise, notices generated, International Applications Designated India during two dates.

  1. Stock & flow of Trademarks

With this utility one can get summary as on date for new applications received, awaiting examination, under examination, post examined, under show cause hearing, published and awaiting opposition, under opposition, under registration, registered. The data available is further divided to give idea about all five offices of registry i.e. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, and Ahmedabad. Details can also be sought branch-wise for all 45 classes of goods and services for each of the above mentioned stages of application as on date. One can also get summary for the period of 01/01/2012 to current date of inflow from filing to new applications received, outflow from new applications received to awaiting examination, outflow from awaiting examination to examination, outflow from examination to post examination or publication, outflow from post examination to show cause hearing, outflow from show cause hearing to publication, outflow from publication to opposition or registration, outflow from under opposition to under registration process, outflow from under registration process to registration. Details can also be sought branch-wise for all 45 classes of goods and services for each of the above mentioned inflows and outflows for the period of 01/01/2012 to current date.

The information provided in this article is subject to change as TMR updates its data so dates provided may change and may not hold true depending on date of access to article.

As all the above utilities are available free of cost, applicants and agents can make most out of it. In the coming time, we expect more utilities from TMR India especially in light of the more and more steps being taken from government these days to improvise Indian IP system.

Happy Reading!!!

About the Author: Swapnil Patil, Patent Associate at Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys and can be reached at: swapnil@khuranaandkhurana.com.

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