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First Schedule:- Trade Mark Rules 2017

First Schedule:- Trade Mark Rules 2017
The Trademark Rules,2017 has not only intrdocued a better regime of trademark in India , but has  reduced the number of forms and also introduced different slab of fees .
The prominent changes under Trademark Rules,2017 are as below :
a. total number of Trade Mark (TM) Forms have been slashed from 74 to 8.
b. emphais on promotion of e-filing of TM applications
c.10% lower fee for online filing  than that for physical filing.

c.reduced fees for Individuals, Start-ups and Small Enterprises i.e only Rs 4,500 .

Further details can be referred in the table reproduced herein below :
Entry No On what payable Amount in INR. Corresponding Form Number
For Physical filing For E-filing
1
Application for registration of a trademark /collective Marks / Certification Mark / Series of trademark for specification of goods or services included in one or more than one classes.
TM-AForm and Fees(287 KB)
Where the applicant is an Individual / Startup/Small Enterprise
5,000
4,500
In all other cases (Note: Fee is for each class and for each mark )
10,000
9,000
2
On a notice of opposition under section 21(1), 64, 66 or 73 or application for rectification of register under section 47 to 57, 68, 77 or application under rule 99, 103, 135,140 or On application under section 25 of Geographical Indication of Goods (Regulations and Protection) Act, 1999 to invalidate a trademark or counter statement related thereto. (Note: Fee is for each class opposed or counterstatement filed)
3,000
2,700
TM-OForm and Fees(49 KB)
3
For renewal of registration of a trademark under section 25 for each class
10,000
9,000
TM-RForm and Fees(41 KB)
4
Application for renewal with surcharge of registration of a Trademarks under section 25 (3) for each class
5,000 Plus renewal fee applicable under entry 3
4,500 Plus renewal fee applicable under entry 3
5
Application for renewal with surcharge/ restoration and renewal of a Trademarks under section 25 (3), 25 (4) for each class
10,000 Plus renewal fee applicable under entry 3
9,000 Plus renewal fee applicable under entry 3
6
On application under section 45 to register a subsequent proprietor in case of assignment or transfer for each trademark
10,000
9,000
TM-PForm and Fees(64 KB)
7
On application for: Certificate of the Registrar under section 40(2), or For approval of the Registrar under section 41, or Direction of the Registrar for advertisement of Assignment without goodwill under section 42, or Add or alter a registered trademarkunder section 59(1) for each trademark, or Conversion of specification under Section 60 for each trademark.
3,000
2,700
8
On application for: Extension of time for applying for direction under section 42 for advertisement of assignment without goodwill, or Extension of time for registering a company as subsequent proprietor of trademarks under section 46(4),or Consent of Registrar to the assignment or transmission of a certification trademark under section 43, or Change a name and / or description of a registered proprietor or a registered user of a trademark under section 58 for each trademark.
2,000
1,800
9
On application for: Dissolution of association between trademark sunder section 16(5), or Change in address or address for service in India of Registered Proprietors under section 58 for each trademark, or Request for cancellation of an entry in the register or part thereof under section 58 for each trademark.
1,000
900
10
Application under section 49 to a registered user of a registered trademark in respect of goods or services Or On application under clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 50 to vary the entry of a registered user of one trademark where the trademarks are covered by the same registered user in respect of each of them Or On application under clause (b), (c) or (d) of sub-section (1) of section 50 for cancellation of entry of a registered user of one trademark Or On notice under rule 95 (2) of intention to intervene in one proceeding for the variation or cancellation of entries of a registered user of a trademark (Note: applicable fee is for each mark)
5,000
4,500
TM-UForm and Fees(118 KB)
11
Request for search and issue of certificate under rule 22(1)
10,000
9,000
TM-CForm and Fees(49 KB)
12
Request for an expedited search and issuance of certificate under rule 22 (3)
Not allowed
30,000
13
On application for: Extension of time, or Certified copy, or Duplicate Registration Certificate, or inspection of document,or Particulars of advertisement to registrar, or seeking grounds of decision of Registrar, or Enter in the register and advertise a note of certificate of validity under rule 127, Amendment in trademark application, or Particulars of advertisement of a trademark to Registrar under rule 41.
1000
900
TM-MForm and Fees(80 KB)
14
On application for: Deposition of regulation of collective trademark under section 66 or alteration of regulation of certification trademark under section 74 (2), or Seeking Registrar preliminary advice, or For division of an application.
2,000
1,800
15
On application for: Review of Registrar’s decision, or Petition (not otherwise charged) for obtaining Registrar’s order for any interlocutory matter in a contesting proceeding, or Any other matters not covered in other TM forms.
3,000
2,700
16
On request for an expedited certificate of the Registrar (other than a certificate under section 23(2) of the Act) or certified copies of the documents under proviso to rule 122 (Note: for entry in respect of each registered trademark or for each document)
5,000
4,500
17
On application under rule 34 for expedited process of an application for the registration of a trademark
Where the applicant is an Individual / Startup/Small Enterprise
Not allowed
20,000
In all other cases (Note: fee is for each class and for each mark)
Not allowed
40,000
18
Request to include a trademark in the list of well- known trademark(Note: applicable fee is for one mark only.)
Not allowed
1,00,000
19
On application for registration of a person as a trademark agent under rule 147 & 149.
5,000
4,500
TM-GForm and Fees(41 KB)
20
For continuance of the name of a person in the Register of a trademark Agents under rule 150 for every Five year to be paid on or before 1st day of succeeding financial year.
10,000
9,000
21
On application for restoration of the name of a person to the Register of trademarks agents under rule 153 within 3 years from the date of removal of registration.
5,000 Plus continuation fee as mentioned in entry number 20
4,500 Plus continuation fee as mentioned in entry number 20
22
On application for an alteration of any entry in the Register of trademarks Agent under rule 154
1,000
900
23
Handling fee for certification and transmission of international application to International Bureau with MM2(E)
Not allowed
5,000
Source http://www.ipindia.nic.in
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