6 Things about India’s New Trade Mark Rules You Should Know About

6 Things about India’s New Trade Mark Rules You Should Know About

Trade Mark Rules You Should Know About
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Registering for a trademark in India has always been a cumbersome process, involving lots of forms and days of headaches and confusion. With the aim of making the entire process easier for the applicants, the Government of India introduced new trademark rules, which went into effect in March 2017. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the sweeping changes made by the new rules. So, in this post, we will look into six important changes that you should definitely know about.

Faster Registration

The most impactful change is that expedited processing is now made available to all applicants. What this allows you to do is to send in a request to process your registration swiftly. You will have to pay an additional fee for this. But if you are urgently looking to get a trademark registration, then this new rule will be of great benefit to you.

Online Document Delivery

A new rule classifies all communications made by the trademark office through email as a completion of service. What this means is that, unlike the earlier times, you don’t have to waste time waiting for any communication by regular mail. As such, not only does the new measure resolve the problem of documents being lost in transit, but will ensure that the registration process is completed swiftly.

Fee Difference

There are now two different fee charged for trademark registration, depending on whether you file it online or offline. All filings done online will have 10% reduced fee as compared to the physical filing.

Lesser Forms

The new registration process has cut down the number of forms to be filled, from the previous 74 to now only 8 forms. This not only saves time but will also save people from the confusion that was caused due to the numerous forms.

Registration Of Sound Marks

You can now register sound marks under the Indian trademark Rule 124. When filing the application, you will have to submit the sound in MP3 format, together with the musical notes. So, if you have been thinking of taking a sound mark, then now is definitely a good time.

Video Conference Hearing

In line with its digitization initiative, a new rule also states that any hearing can be made through video conferencing or other means of audio visual contact. This can essentially save you several hours in travel and other expenses.

In addition to the above, many other changes have also been introduced that can positively impact your registration process. And if you need any professional help with registering your business or idea, check out trademark or company registration by QuickCompany. They can help you get any kind of business registration in a matter of days and is the ideal choice if you are looking for a quick, professional service.

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15 Things That Need To Be Invented Now

The next round of needed life hacks.
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For Millennials, life is constantly being made easier. Compared to our parents' generation, almost everything about the way we run our day-to-day lives has been modified for speed, simplicity, and convenience. You want a cup of coffee? Here, have an instant cup of hot coffee at the push of a button! Missing your friend across the country? Call them with your smartphone, see them instantly! You can Google virtually any question, there is an app for every want and need; each step of the way Millennials are working to make things easier. I have a few ideas to contribute:

1. Extending USB cord: There must be USB plug that can stretch. The way a dogs leash will release more cord as it is pulled on, there needs to be a cord that can stretch as I roll over in bed without pulling the plug out of the wall. The struggle of being attached to a wall is too great.

2. Closet Organizer App: Some mornings you wake up and wonder how it was ever possible that you once found a decent looking outfit in your closet. Other days the prospect of having to dress yourself is just too much. There needs to be an app that can record what is in a closet and make an outfit, for any event, at the ready, similar to what Cher Horowitz has in Clueless.

3. Hangover Curing Drink: Stronger than Gatorade, better for you than pumping your stomach with Advil and water, and putting an end to the old "flu" excuse at work. A foolproof drink that can give everyone what they need to get up, pick their dignity off the floor, and soldier on. You all may thank me later.

4. Rent-A-Boyfriend: Have you ever had one of those weeks where you just need someone to bring you chocolate cake in bed and tell you you're beautiful? Maybe you really can't figure out how to build all the new Ikea furniture for your apartment and you are incapable of rounding up a guy friend to do it. Either way, the ability to rent a boyfriend on a needed basis would be quite handy. Think of all the stuff they could do for you, then you get to return them when you're done! It's like a dream.

5. Parking Tracker: What is it about parking garages that suddenly make everyone's memory go blank? Whatever the reason for the world's inability to keep track of their cars once stationary, it needs to be resolved. Too many minutes are lost aimlessly wandering the garage carrying heavy shopping bags. Please, someone invent a tracking app for your car, so that you can remember exactly where you parked and follow the map directly to it.

6. Forever-Hot Coffee Mug: I'm not sure what type of wizardry would be required to create a coffee mug that can abolish the awful lukewarm state that coffee turns into after such a short period of time, but someone needs to discover it. Long nights of studying and hours-long brunches of switching between the mimosa and the sweet nectar of the Gods will be forever changed by never again fearing cool coffee.

7. Teleportation Pad: The year is 2015; I was promised a flying car. In lieu of the flying car -- I am willing to accept teleportation pads. Think about travel becoming as easy as "stand here and click that button." Imagine not having to bother putting on a bra to go from your apartment to your friend's apartment for wine night! This could be revolutionary.

8. Sassy Siri: Every girl could use someone to help them come up with the perfect come back in a pinch, and who better than Siri! With her constantly involved in your conversations, it would be easy to just ask Siri for a little sass-assistance the next time your best frenemy mocks your highlights.

9. Compliment Earrings: If you have never seen Aquamarine, go rent it now. For those who recall, the star fish earrings were "notorious suck ups" to the girls who wore them. Imagine going through a tough day, when unexpectedly you are given a compliment! Talk about a great mid-day pick up.

10. Food Printer: My stalking of Pinterest food pages has progressed from a mild addiction to a full blown problem; I always find I want the things I see in the pictures immediately. I want to be able to hit print on one of the pictures and have those lemon-blueberry iced cupcakes in my kitchen right then.

11. Necklace De-Tangler: Ladies across the country lose thousands of necklaces to tangled knots. Chains break, two beautiful separates become one big mess, and before you know it your jewelry box is empty! There must be a machine where one could drop their knotted necklaces and have them come out the other side in perfect condition.

12. Hot Slippers: On a cold Monday morning when walking around the kitchen, debating which is worse, waking up or being awake, it would be nice to be comfortable. Nice pajamas are all well and good, but a fuzzy pair of slippers that can become warm? That is the dream. There is no morning too grey or hangover too intense that would not be cured with these slippers.

13. Calorie Rewind: There needs to be a way to take back that entire pepperoni pizza you ate last night. Whether you were not in the proper state of mind to be making that decision, or even if it was emotional turmoil over exams; it shouldn't count. Perhaps the next big thing in weightloss is a pill that allows you to take back a meal. A way to go back in time and undo that embarrassing trip to the doughnut shop down the road in favor of a more healthy alternative? Not a bad idea.

14. Sleepy-Time Studying: How awesome would it be if you could fall asleep with headphones in and wake up knowing an entire textbook? Humans spend an average of 26 years sleeping-- there should be a way to put that time to good use. A way to absorb the information while you sleep should be the next big invention. It would be the perfect cure to the all nighter!

15. Decision Making App: Desperately struggling to pick where to go for dinner? Unable to decide whether to go out or stay in? Unsure of whether it's a day for heels or for flats? These are the everyday questions faced by thousands of Millennials. We need to find a cure for the indecisiveness. An app that takes the guess work out of meaningless day to day questions such as, "Do I want a grande or a vent?" (Or I suppose you could just flip a coin...)

Bonus 16. Articles That Write Themselves: I wish I had a magic box I could give an idea to and it would instantly put print out the article I am trying to write.

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9 Quick And Easy Summer Jobs For College Students

It's summer, which means it is time to build your resume.
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Summer is upon us, and that means sun, fun, and looking for ways to build your resume. Some of these jobs can be done from the comfort of your home, and others can pay extremely well. None of these are in a particular order.

1. Freelance graphic designer

If you are good with design and know your way around Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, this job might be for you. You can set your own hourly rate, your own hours, and spend time doing something you love, designing. There will always be a need for graphic designers. If you are serious about becoming a freelance graphic designer, there are a few websites you use to look for work! Search on Google "freelance graphic design websites," and a few should pop up.

2. Nanny

If corralling children is something you are good at, being a nanny might be right for you. Busy parents with kids out of school for the summer may be willing to handsomely pay. This job is perfect for students who want to be a teacher, physical therapist, or even doctor, because having experience with children is always a good skill to put on a resume.

3. Waiter

Waiting tables can be tricky, because you will sometimes have to deal with picky and/or rude customers, but the tips can pay really well. A lot of actors started their career journey waiting tables, so who knows, maybe you can be the next Chris Pratt. Another good alternative to this would be bartending!

4. Mow lawns

If you have the equipment and don't mind being out in the heat all day, starting a mowing business can make you a ton of money, and people usually pay in cash too. As far as resume building goes, you can put down that you started your own business. Plus, you can get a sweet tan.

5. Intern

One of the best ways to gain job experiencing is to intern at a real company. Some internships are paid, some aren't, but you will gain valuable experience by interning in a field you would eventually like to work in. Sometimes, the company you intern for will even offer you a job after college!

6. Freelance writer

For students who want to be a journalist or other similar job, being a freelance writer can be a valuable. You will get paid to write articles, which is super cool if you love writing! You'll also learn how to be concise and to edit. Just like freelance graphic design, you can set your own hours.

7. Start an online store or Etsy shop

For creative individuals, making products and selling them is a good way to turn a hobby into a money maker. Are you good at embroidery, jewelry making, calligraphy, or knitting? Selling your products online might be a good thing for you to do. You can set your own hours and are your own boss.

8. Be a brand ambassador

Some brand ambassadors for certain companies make commission on each item they sell with their unique code, and you typically don't have to work at all, other than posting about the brand on social media. This job is perfect for students who don't want a job, but still want money.

9. Camp counselor

Relive your favorite childhood summer memories and become a camp counselor! If you attended a summer camp as a kid, check and see if they are hiring any counselors. Churches might also need people to help with their camps. This is a fun way to make a little extra cash, but it can also be stressful being in charge of a group of kids. Overall, being a camp counselor takes lots of work, but it can be rewarding.

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