Submission of TradeMark Application

  • Name, nationality, legal status and complete address of the applicant;
  • Copy of Power of Attorney


  • Application is examined for any deficiencies (formalities examination) and in accordance with the set requirements under the law.


  • If the trademark application is acceptable to the Government, it would be published in the Trademark Journal for a period of 3 months

Issuance of Certificate of Registration

  • If the Trade Mark is not opposed during the Opposition Period, the Certificate of Registration will be issued.

Estimated Duration for smooth trademark application
12 months (may vary)

Trademark Validity
10 years from the filing date. Renewal can be done every 10 years

Submission of Copyright Application

  • Application form
  • Copyright work
  • Copy of Power of Attorney

Examination for any discrepancies

  • If any, discrepancy letter issued to applicant

Registration approved

  • Sending extracts from register to applicant

Copyright Validity

Literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works : Subsists during the life of creator and remain effect for another 60 years after creator death

Cinematograph films, sound recordings, photographs: 60 years from publication date

Submission of Industrial Design Application

  • Application Form


  • Formality check
  • Substantive exam
  • May takes up 1 year

 Register of Design

  • All the registered designs are entered in the Register of Designs maintained at Patent Office, Kolkata.

Design Validity
The term of the design is of 10 years, which can be extended for up to five years

Filing of complete specification

  • Secure filing date


  • After 18 months of first filing

Request of Examination

  • 48 months from date of filing or priority

Grant of a Patent

  • The application would be placed in order for grant once it is found to be meeting all patentability requirements.

Patent Validity
20 years from the filing date