A trademark registration has a validity of 10 years with an option to renew every 10 years to claim ownership of trademarks. A trademark owner will be able to sue or file any kind of claim if the Trademarks are not registered from any kind of misuse or violation/infringement.
Trademarks in India are registered by the Controller General of Patents Designs and Trademarks, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. 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 owners can use TM once the application is accepted by the authority and the marks are published in the Trademark Gazette for opposition from general public and ® can be used once the registration is complete.
In case a trademark registration has elapsed, then an application for restoration and renewal must be filed under 25(3), 25(4) for each class.
Act now! Renew your trademarks before they lapse!