A trademark (also known as a brand name) may be a name, signature, word, letter, numeral, symbol, logo, device, packaging labels, tagline, the shape of goods, or any combination thereof to distinguish it from other similar goods or services originating from another seller. It is a distinctive sign which identifies certain goods or services as those produced or provided by a specific person or enterprise.
All the Intellectual Property Rights including Trademarks are registered for a given period of time and duration. Under the Trademark Act 1999, a trademark issued to any establishment is valid for up to 10 years. However, it can be renewed for a period of 10 years by following due procedure of law. The procedure of trademark renewal is similar to trademark registration. If the renewal application along with required documents is filed within due time, then the trademark is further renewed for a period of 10 years by the Trademark Registrar.