Recognised by Ministry of Commerce & Industry

FICCI Certificate Course on Trademark Prosecution

For Students

For Professional

Course Content:

Module 1

  • What is a Trademark?
  • Concept of “Mark” and “Trademark”
  • Meaning of Trademark.
  • Global concepts related to Trademark – United States, European Union, United Kingdom.
  • Examples of famous Trademarks
  • Benefits of having a Trademark for business

Module 2

  • Application for Registration of a Trademark.
  • Pre Filings Requisites every business should be aware before filing a trademark
  • What to consider before filing a Trademark?
  • Due diligence recommended before filings.
  • National Filing or International Filings – Which is recommended and when?
  • Process of Trademark Filings as per Indian Law.
  • International Filings of Trademarks as per Madrid Protocol.
  • Calculation of fees under Indian and International Law.
  • Demo video tutorial on how to file a trademark.
  • Sample exercises on preparing a Trademark Application.
  • Drafting of an Affidavit of Use

Module 3

Post Application Steps and Process to be followed.
Stages of Trademark Registration –

  • What is Examination Report?
  • Replying to Examination Report – Points to keep in mind
  • Sample Assignments – Drafting of Replies to Sample Examination Reports

Module 4

  • Trademark Opposition
  • What is a Trademark Opposition Notice and when is it filed?
  • Contents of a notice of opposition.
  • Drafting of a Notice of Opposition
  • Sample Assignments (Drafting of a Notice of Opposition based on case studies)
  • Key points to note before filings a notice of opposition

Module 5

  • Counter-Statement
  • What is counter statement and when is it required?
  • Contents of a counter statement.
  • Drafting of a counter-statement – Key points to keep in mind while drafting.
  • Sample Drafting Exercises (Drafting of a Counter-Statement based on case studies)

Module 6

  • Evidence in support of opposition – How to file.
  • What constitutes evidence in support of opposition?
  • Examples of evidence that can be used in support of the opposition.
  • Drafting strong evidence – Key Points to Consider
  • Sample drafting exercises on drafting evidence in support of opposition

Module 7

  • Evidence in support of Application – How to file.
  • What constitutes evidence in support of the Application?
  • Examples of evidence that can be used in support of the application
  • Drafting strong evidence – Key Points to Consider
  • Sample Drafting Exercises (Drafting of a Counter-Statement based on case studies)
  • Further Evidence – When is it required and how to prepare for it.

Module 8

  • Hearing and Final Decision on registration
  • Hearing at the Trademark Registry – Procedure and Process.
  • TLA Hearing – What is it and how to prepare for the hearing?
  • General Do’s and Don’ts for a TLA Hearing.
  • Mock TLA Hearings
  • Opposition Hearings – What is it and how to prepare for the hearing?
  • General Do’s and Don’ts for a TLA Hearing.
  • Mock Opposition Hearings

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Let’s Learn Law (LLL) a startup recognised by the Department for promotion of industry and InternalTrade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce & Industry is an online educational course & practical training providing company in the field of law established during the time of Pandemic in the year 2020. LLL works on developing and providing online courses for all the law learners in different areas of law. The purpose of LLL is to disseminate the most exhaustive and practical legal knowledge through its courses alongside providing the benefit of certification.
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FAQs

Q. How will I benefit from this course?

If you are a law student exploring the field of Trademark Prosecution as a career or if you are already a professional in the area of trademarks or a professional who wants to explore this area of practice, then this course will introduce you to the practicalities involved in the trademark prosecution regime in India. Our industry based approach to make the students familiar with the practices involved in trademark prosecution like filing trademark applications, replying to objections from the trademark registry, drafting opposition notices, counter statements, evidences and other relevant documents will help you become a self sustained trademark practitioner.

Our regular updates related to judgements and case studies will help you stay up to date with the evolving jurisprudence in the area.

We also provide samples for essential legal documents like replies, notices, evidences etc which give you a clear idea of what these legal documents should look like.

All of this couple with our ‘Do it Yourself’ exercises will make you confident in drafting and solving real world problems for your clients.

Q. Why was the Trademark Prosecution course launched by FICCI?

We at FICCI realised the girth of skilled professionals in India in the field of IP and wanted to change that. The motive behind the course is to make more and more people aware of the procedures and practices around trademarks which will help streamline and hasten the trademark prosecution system in the country.

Q. How can I register for the course?

To register, you can visit https://www.ficciipcourse.in/, select your preferred course and fill the online “Registration Form” available on the website. A course fee, as applicable, is to be made through online payment gateway and you will receive a confirmation email once the registration process is complete.

Q. What is the duration and fee of the course?

It is a 2 month course. The fee for students is Rs 6000 and the fee for working professionals is Rs 8000

Q. Will there be live lectures?

There will be live lectures on weekends which will also be available for you to download. In addition, we also proved recorded lectures on different topics essential to understand the subject.

Q. What if I’m unable to attend the live lectures?

You can access the recorded lectures incase you miss the live lectures

Q. Can I access the course material after completion of my certification?

Yes, you get a lifetime access to the entire course material.

Q. Is the fee refundable?

No, the fee is non refundable. We would suggest you to go through the structure and modules of the course thoroughly before enrolling yourself so you can make the right decision.

Q. Can I make the payment in installments?

No, the fee will be a one time payment and is inclusive of taxes.

Q. What are the passing marks?

The passing percentage is 50%.

Q. What is the eligibility criteria for the course?

There is no bar on who can or cannot do this course, but this course is best suited for Lawyers or aspiring lawyers who are looking to build a career in Intellectual Property.

Q. Will this course be useful for me if I’m not from a law background?

Absolutely, in case you have a business or a brand that you would like trademark, you need to be aware of the procedure and requirements for the same and this course would be helpful for you.

Q. What will happen if fail the exam?

In case you are not able to pass the exam in your first attempt, you will get another chance to appear for the exam with the upcoming batch. If you fail to clear the exam in the second attempt as well, you will have to register as a fresh participant by paying the entire fee.

Q. What will happen if I miss the exam?

No re-attempt is permitted if you miss/fail to appear for the exam.

Q. How will I benefit from this course?

If you are a law student exploring the field of Trademark Prosecution as a career or if you are already a professional in the area of trademarks or a professional who wants to explore this area of practice, then this course will introduce you to the practicalities involved in the trademark prosecution regime in India. Our industry based approach to make the students familiar with the practices involved in trademark prosecution like filing trademark applications, replying to objections from the trademark registry, drafting opposition notices, counter statements, evidences and other relevant documents will help you become a self sustained trademark practitioner.

Our regular updates related to judgements and case studies will help you stay up to date with the evolving jurisprudence in the area.

We also provide samples for essential legal documents like replies, notices, evidences etc which give you a clear idea of what these legal documents should look like.

All of this couple with our ‘Do it Yourself’ exercises will make you confident in drafting and solving real world problems for your clients.