Trademark Jurisdiction in India for Trademark filing
Territorial Jurisdictions of Trade Marks Registry Office
Deciding the correct jurisdiction (Trademark Registry office) is the first step in filing a TM application. The jurisdiction for filing a trademark application is called the ‘appropriate office’.
How to decide Trademark Jurisdiction for filing a TM Application?
Trademark Jurisdiction is decided on basis of the applicant’s principal place of business. Correct Jurisdiction for making an application for registration of a trade mark shall be the office of the Trade Marks Registry within whose territorial limits the principal place of business of the applicant lies.
List of offices of the Trade Marks Registry with each having jurisdiction over certain states:
Trade Marks Registry, Mumbai
Jurisdiction for the State of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Goa.
Trade Marks Registry, Ahmedabad
Jurisdiction for the State of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Union Territories of Daman, Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
Trade Marks Registry, Kolkata
Jurisdiction for the State of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Orissa, West Bengal, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Tripura, Jharkhand and Union Territories of Nagaland, Andaman & Nikobar Islands.
Trade Marks Registry, Delhi
Jurisdiction for the state of Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi and Union Territories of Chandigarh.
Trade Marks Registry, Chennai
Jurisdiction for the state of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Union Territories of Pondicherry and Lakshadweep Island.
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