Thursday, 14 June 2012

What Next?

After Filing a Trademark
-Ganapatheeswaran,PVS Giridhar & Sai Associates


Is it almost time to renew your registered trademark, but you're unsure of what paperwork to fill out? This short article on renewal of trademarks would help you to understand the process from start to finish, making it easy to get it done on your own, without the help of a lawyer.

The rights vested by a registered trademark can be perpetual, provided the trademark is renewed as prescribed. The term of a trademark on lapse makes it susceptible to infringement and other activities that may prove threatening to a product/brand and its existence. It is therefore highly important to monitor your trademark and keep renewing at the Trademark Registry in India to make the most of your mark, while diminishing the chances of your brand space to be ridden over.

After filing the trademark one have to renew their application on or before 10 years from the date of registration. The 10 year period of registration is reckoned from the date of making of the application [section 23(1)], which is deemed to be the date of registration.

Under rule 63 an application for renewal is to be made in form TM-12 “at any time not more than six months before the expiration of the last registration of the trade mark”. This would imply that form TM-12 is not entertainable if filed six months before the renewal date. Fee for filing TM-12 is Rs.5000/- for each class. If it is a collective mark/certification mark then the fee payable is Rs.20,000/-.

Proviso to sub-section (3) of section 25 enables the registered proprietor to get the registration renewed for a period of 10 years, on an application made in the prescribed form (TM-10) and payment of prescribed fee and surcharge within six months from the expiration of last registration. The fee payable is Rs.3000/- per class in addition to the fee payable with TM-12.


-Satheesh Krishnan, Aeons Academy


There is a dire need for Science education / activities in our country. Scientific development in recent decades has, and will continue to have, a significant influence on topics that have great importance for humanity, quality of life, and peaceful coexistence amongst peoples. Only Scientific developments can respond to the needs of our society and improve the quality of life of the majority population in our country which lives in poverty. Thus, Science learning has to be seen as necessary for the full realization of a human being.

To establish the place of science for all and to meet the challenge of quality science education, all of us are obliged, not simply from an educational perspective, but also from that of ethics and social commitment, to increase efforts to ensure that our younger generation have access to an appropriate scientific and technological culture.

Aeons Academy ( is founded by science enthusiasts who are passionate in conducting science activities and experiments to enrich science education. At Aeons, we believe that one of the main ways to have a positive impact on scientific community is to inspire the next generation of children who will contribute to our country’s economic competitiveness.

At Aeons, we engage children in an effective manner using hands-on science activities and help them apply their practical knowledge to use along with the standard curriculum textbooks. We provide children with enrichment sessions that are additional to the standard curricula and teach children life skills, creative skills and co-curricular skills through activities and interactive learning.

Our Objective is to inculcate a hobby in every child where they learn by doing and exploring and where the environment and experiences are in tune with the characteristics of the child. Our aim is to enhance the personality of the child and to build an active scientific community.