Class 99 Trademark Registration in India A trademark application can be made either through single class or multiple class trademark application. Multiple class trademark registration application is also known as class 99 trademark. The Indian trademark law allows both these trademark applications. Multiple class trademark application is done when the proprietor is applying for trademark registration in more than three classes. Related: Trademark Classes and Classification of Goods and Services
Documents Required • The applicant's name and address • Country or the state in which it wants to incorporate the trademark application. • Description of the trademark the person intends to file • A physical representation of the mark should be made to the registrar; • A list of the relevant goods or services which will be provided under the trademark • The power of attorney • An affidavit of prior use and evidence must be filed electronically with the date of first use. • A statement of intent • The Governmental filing fee • In case of priority claim of an earlier application is claimed the documents supporting it. • A local service address must be provided for every application made in India. More on: Documents Required for Trademark Application in India
Class 99 Trademark Forms and Fees Trademark registration has been classified into various classes as per the NICE classification included in the trademark registration process once the NICE agreement was signed by the Indian government. As per this classification, Indian Trademark application has been divided into 45 Classes based on different types of goods. The fees charged by the government official is separate for every class which has to be paid in one go at the time of filling application. Hence the amount will vary by the application.
Advantages of Registering a TM under Class 99 • Divisional trademark application incurs the time and costs more than single trademark application. Hence it is recommended to file a single application of trademark for multiple classes. • A trademark fee in case of registering a trademark under class 99 incurs lesser fees as compared to filling trademark for every class separately. • It reduces the examination workload and simplifies the administrative work when the application is filed. • Future renewal, assignment and any change which is to be recorded are done efficiently
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