Online Trademark Search
There are different types of Trademark search in India. The most easy, time-consuming and cost effective is the online trademark search. The online trademark search has been started by the Indian Trademark Registry with a motive to effectuate speedy disposal of application pertaining to trademark search. In the online trademark search an applicant or his agent gets 15 minutes time duration to search any mark in any class. The validity of online search is only for 7 days. Once logged in, it cannot be used by anyone again. The registry issues a User ID and a password for the purpose of search. But it is to be noted that to use the password and the ID one has to create his own account for search with the Trademarks Registry. The online trademark search can be conducted either with the help of the credit card or by directly making an application to the Trademark Registry along with the requisite fees. This can be accessed by anyone who wants to conduct a search but frankly speaking it is not that effective. The online trademark search is not user friendly and there are many loopholes within its scope. The Trademark registry is trying its level to make it as effective as any other forms of search laid down by the Indian Trademarks Act, 1999.