NGO is legally constituted organisation created by natural or legal persons that operates independently from any form of government. India has possibly the largest number of active non-government, not-for-profit organizations in the world. It has one NGO for every 400 people approx.
In India , NGO/NGP/ Public Charitable Trust Organisations can be registered in different forms such as Trusts, Section 25 Company, Societies and Cooperative Societies. NGO registration of Indian Non Government Organisation can be done under various Indian Laws.
The different legal entities under which civil society organization can register themselves are-:
The term NGO originated from United Nations and normally refers to organization that are not a part of a government and are not conventional for profit business . The term is usually applied to organizations that pursue wider social aims and have political aspects but are not organizations such as political parties. NGOs can be distinguished into two groups:
Operational NGOs : have to mobilize resources. Finance obtained from grants or contracts, from governments, foundations or companies, require time and expertise spent on planning, preparing applications, budgeting, accounting and reporting. Major fund-raising events require skills in advertising, media relations and motivating supporters.
Advocacy NGO – The main purpose of an Advocacy NGO is to promote a specific cause. It makes efforts to raise awareness and knowledge by doing various activities like lobbying, press work and activist events. Advocacy NGOs will carry out much the same functions, but with a different balance between them. Fund-raising is still necessary, but on a smaller scale and it can serve the symbolic function of strengthening the donor's identification with the cause.
Operational NGOs often move into advocacy when projects regularly face similar problems and the impact of the projects seems to be insufficient. NGO Master too does both the advocacy and operational work. It is a developmental and environment operational NGO which run some regular campaigns by supporting campaigning networks. Our Masters conducts seminars to provide people with information about various operational and advocacy activities performed by it.
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Any word, name, device, label, numerals or a combination of colors that can be represented graphically (in a paper) can be registered as a trademark. The trademark to be registered must also be distinctive for the services or goods for which it is proposed to be registered.
Any trademark, which is identical or deceptively similar to an existing registered trademark or trademark for which application for registration has been made, cannot be registered. Also trademark that would likely cause deception or confusion or is offensive may not be registered. Geographical names, common names, common trade words and common abbreviation can also not be registered as a trademark.
Trademark registrations are distinctive to the goods or services it is represents. Therefore, trademark registration are made under a "Class" of goods or service it represents. The trademark registration will therefore be valid for the entire class of goods or service it represents.
To standardize the goods or services, which the trademark will represent, the Trademark Registry has a list of 45 Classes under which all types of goods and services are represented. The trademark application must mention the type of goods or services the trademark will represent under one or more of the classes, and trademark registration is granted for that specific class of goods or service.
No, trademark registered in India will be valid only in India. However, some countries use the trademark registration in India as a basis for registering the trademark in their country.
Yes, a foreign person or a foreign entity can apply for trademark registration in India.
Any person claiming to be the owner of the trademark used or proposed to be used can apply for trademark registration. The person can be an individual, company, NGO, etc.,
A copy of the trademark to be registered along with the address and identity proof of the trademark owner is required. In case of Company, the name of the Company along with its Certificate of Incorporation and Address proof is required.
Trademark application can be filed with the trademark registry in a matter of days. However, it will typically take 8 to 24 months for the Trademark Registry to complete their formalities and provide registration for the trademark.
The TM mark can be used along with the trademark once the trademark application is filed with the Controller General of Patents Designs and Trademarks.
The ® mark can be used once the trademark application is approved by the Controller General of Patents Designs and Trademarks and trademark registration is provided.
Registered trademarks are valid for 10 years from date of filing. Prior to the end of the validity, the trademark owner can file for renewal to keep the trademark registration current.
In case there is infringement on a registered trademark, there are several ways to stop it or sue for damages. A legal suit can be filed in a District Court where infringement has occurred or arbitration proceedings can be initiated or other legal measures can be initiated to stop the trademark infringement.
A registered trademark is an intellectual property, which can be sold, transferred, gifted, franchised, etc., Trademark registration gives the owner of the trademark ownership over the trademark and any person wishing to use the trademark must obtain the registered trademark owners consent.
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