1. Trademark Search: It is advisable to conduct a Trademark search for the relevant classes before filing the application to register a Trademark in order to make sure that there is no identical or similar Trademark already registered or for which an application for registration has been filed.
2. Application: Filing of an application for registration by a person claiming to be the proprietor of a Trademark in the office of the Trademark Registry within the territorial jurisdiction of the place of business in India.
3. Examination: Examination of the application by the Registrar to ascertain whether it is distinctiveness and does not conflict with existing registered or pending Trademarks.Followed by the examination report.
4. Publication: Publication of the application in the Trademark Journal before or after acceptance of the application.
5. Opposition: Opposition by third party, after publication if any person gives notice of his/her opposition to the registration within three months which may be extended to the maximum of one month.
6. Hearing: Hearing before Registrar, if the opposition has been decided in favour of the applicant the registrar shall register the Trademark. If the oppstion has been decided in favour of the opponent the application for the registration of the trademark would be rejected.
7. Registration: Registration of Trademark, on the registration of the Trademark the Registrar shall issue to the applicant a Trademark Registration Certificate.