India company formation and trademark registration is part of Tannet’s package services for startups and enterprises doing business in India. India is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area and the second-most populous country in the world. The country is a global hub for information technology and business process management. The abundant labor forces and cheap labor cost also makes India a popular destination for investment.
Brand plays an important role for investors to enter into a new market. As one of the representation of brand, trademark is a visual symbol, which may be a word, name, device, label or numerals used by a business to distinguish it goods or services from other similar goods or services originating from a different business. A registered trademark is an intangible asset or intellectual property for a business and is used to protect the company's investment in the brand or symbol.
India Company Formation
Choosing the right company structure for your business is as important as any other business-related activity. The right business structure will allow your enterprise to operate efficiently and meet your required business targets. In India, Private Limited Company is the most prevalent and popular type of corporate legal entity Private limited company registration is governed by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Companies Act, 2013 and the Companies Incorporation Rules, 2014.
To register a private limited company, a minimum of 2 shareholders and 2 directors are required. A natural person can be both a director and shareholder, while a corporate legal entity can only be a shareholder. Further, foreign nationals and foreign corporate entities are allowed to be directors and/or shareholders of a company with foreign direct investment.
To set up a private limited company in India, you need to have a local address where the registered office of the Company will be situated is required.
India Trademark Registration
In India, trademarks in India are registered by the Controller General of Patents Designs and Trademarks, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government. Trademarks are registered under the Trademark Act, 1999 and provide the trademark owner with a right to sue for damages when infringements of trademarks occur. Trademark registration helps establish ownership and protect brand of an entity. Early trademark filing will help avoid unnecessary legal tangle.
Any person which can be individual, company, proprietor or legal entity claiming to be owner of the trademark can apply. Foreign applicants shall entrust a local agent. To file an application, basically you need to provide the following information:
1. Trademark drawing or logo;
2. Applicant details (full name, address and nationality, etc);
3. List of goods or services;
4. Power of attorney (POA).
If everything goes smoothly, the whole registration process may take less than 1 year. Once a trademark is registered, the registration will be valid for 10 years. Registered trademarks nearing expiry can be easily renewed by filing a trademark renewal application for a period of another 10 years.
If you have further inquires, please do not hesitate to contact Tannet at anytime, anywhere by simply visiting Tannet’s website www.tannet-group.net, or calling Hong Kong hotline at 852-27826888 or China hotline at 86-755-82143512, or emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org. You are also welcome to visit our office situated in 16/F, Taiyangdao Bldg 2020, Dongmen Rd South, Luohu, Shenzhen, China.
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