Now, Service Marks are available in India.
The Trade Marks Act, 1999
has come into force from the 15th of September 2003. An important feature of the
Act is the introduction of the Registration of Service Marks in India.
Previously [As per Trade & Merchandise Marks Act, 1958], Services could not be
registered in India. Protection of service marks was available only under the
common Law. From 15, September 2003, it has now become possible to register the
Service under the Trade Marks Act, 1999, separately.
What is Service Mark?
Service Marks are marks
used in any form of service business where actual goods under that mark are not
traded. Services are identifying
the source of Service provided by Company/Firm/Individuals. Services are offered
and purchased. These marks will now be statutorily protected under The Trade
Marks Act, 1999.
Following Services are now
protected as a SERVICE MARK in INDIA under The Trademarks Act, 1999.
Insurance; financial affairs; monetary affairs; real estate affairs
Building construction; repair; installation services
Transport; packaging & storage of goods; travel arrangement
Treatment of materials
Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting & cultural activities
technological services, research & design; industrial analysis & research
services; design & development of computer hardware & software; legal services.
Services for providing food & drink; temporary accommodation. Medical services;
veterinary services; hygienic and beauty care for human beings or animals;
agriculture, horticulture and forestry services. Personal and social services
rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals; security services for the
protection of property and individuals.
PARKER & PARKER CO. LLP;
providing the professional service for Registration of Service Mark for
Individuals/Firms and Companies at the earliest possible opportunity. Marks
include the firm or corporate name of the individual or company or firm
providing the service. Once a mark is registered, you can prevent other persons
from using the same mark for similar Services.
Please contact us
for more information and for protecting your service marks.