A trademark public search is made in the Indian Trademark
Registry database. The search determines whether a proposed
trademark is available for use in connection with certain goods or
services. In the trademark search India, similar word marks as well
as phonetically similar names in a specific class can be
Wordmark – For similar
representation of wordmark;
Vienna Code – For similar
artistic representation; and
Phonetic – For phonetically
Trademark Search Parameters
There three search type options are available that includes
Wordmark, Vienna Code and Phonetic. Therefore, you will have to
select the search type from the options given in the tab.
For example, to perform a Wordmark search, select
"Wordmark" option from the search type and insert the
keyword(s) of your proposed trademark in the box corresponding to
There are 45 classes of
trademark registration. Classes 1-34 deals with various goods
and Classes 35-45 deals with services as per Nice Classification. Accordingly, you will have
to enter the class in the box correcting to "CLASS". And
the class(es) should be related to your services or product of your
trademark. In India trademark database, you can perform a search
only using a single class at a time.
You can perform the wordmark search using any prefix method
"Starts With", "Contains" or
A search with a keyword in "Starts With"
option and the result will show all the trademark starting with the
searched keyword. Similarly, a search with a keyword in the
"Contains" option will show result all the
trademark containing the searched keyword. On the other hand, the
result will show all the trademark only matching with the searched
keyword for a search with a keyword in "MatchWith" option.
After you enter required details as above, click on 'Start
Search' button to view your search result. The details of each
of the trademark such as S.No., matching trademark(s) and images
would be shown in the table. You can click the selection box shown
in S.No. for the desired trademark to view or click the box at the
left top corner to view all the result. After selecting the boxes,
click the "Report" to view the result of all trademarks
After doing the trademark search if it is found that there are
no similar trademarks on record, then you may proceed to file the
The phonetic search would be same as that of above Wordmark
search method, except without any prefix method. Therefore, you can
follow the same step as mentioned above for phonetic search of the
Vienna code Search
Vienna code search is mainly performed to find
the similar device mark, and you will have to enter the six digit
Vienna code in corresponding to "Vienna code", and select
your relevant class. After the search, the result table would show
all the mark containing the device.
Please note that the above steps are general procedures for
trademark search in India. However, it is advisable to seek
professional assistance to get the trademark registrability of your
brand name or logo. We suggest you to visit our
trade mark search services before filing your trademark
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