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Trademark Rules, 2017, under Rules 10 and 11 provide for the regulations governing filing of fees and forms for the purpose of trademark prosecution in India.

Trademark application and prosecution in India since its inception involves the filing of various Forms by the trademark holder/ agent/ attorney with the Registry. For smooth and successful prosecution of trademark applications, forms are to be accompanied by prescribed fees and requisite documents as mentioned in the Act and Rules.

Few examples of frequently filed Forms are:

FORM TM-A- Application for registration of a trademark/ Collective Marks/ Certification Mark/Series of trademark for specification of goods or services included in one or more than one classes.

The FORMS along with the requisite fee for filing them are set out under the First Schedule which can be accessed at http://www.ipindia.nic.in/form-and-fees-tm.htm 

As per the notification issued by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, the official fees for the following purposes have been revised under The Trade Mark Rules, 2017 w.e.f. March 06, 2017:

On what payable

Previous Cost

Revised Cost

Physical filing

E-filing

For filing a new application on behalf of a Company or trust or partnership

For both Physical filing and E-filing - 4000.

10,000

9,000

For filing a new application on behalf of an individual or start-up or small enterprise

For both Physical filing and E- Filing – 4000

5,000

4,500

For filing renewal application

For both physical filing and E-filing – 5000 per class.

10,000 per class.

9,000 per class.

For recording an assignment

1. For a pending application – 500

1,000

900

2. For Registered Marks within six from the date of assignment – 5000

10,000

9,000

For adding a person as a registered user

 5000 for first mark

3000 for each additional mark

5,000

4,500

For extension of time, certified copy of registration certificate or duplicate registration certificate

For both physical filing and E-filing – 500

1,000

900

For expedited processing of an application

20,000 (for expedited examination only)

Not allowed

40,000

Handling fees for Madrid Applications

2,000

Not allowed

5,000

Request to include a trademark in the list of well - known trademark

N.A.

Not allowed

1,00,000

The said public notice, specifying the increase can be accessed at

http://www.ipindia.nic.in/writereaddata/Portal/News/312_1_TRADE_MARKS_RULES_2017__English.pdf

For more information on Trademark Form and Fees in India please write to us at: info@ssrana.com

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