Anyone who claims to be the proprietor of a trade mark can apply for registration of that mark. Based on the requirements of a proprietor an application is required to be filed in the office of the Trade Mark Registrar within whose territorial limits the applicant carries on its principal place of business. In case of joint applicants, the applicant whose name features first on the application, his principal place of business will be considered.
Every application is made for a particular class as per the classification of goods and services set out in the Trade Marks Act 1958.
For instance, Form No. TM-1 is required to be filed where the proprietor makes an application to register a trademark for a specification of goods or services included in one class.