I have applied for my brand Trademark Registration 3 years back and still my application is in process. As some of my competitors are using my brand name so as an applicant do I have any rights to stop my competitors from using my brand name and copying it as we are using this brand since 1981.
Can I take any legal steps to stop them using my brand.
Trademark is a Legal right which indemnifies your product to get copied by someone else and if someone did then the Trademark Owner has every right to sue the other party for using their name. And also be entitled(subject to case proceedings) to collect the profit earned by the fault party from the brand.
If in case the Trademark is not registered and still under process than you can send a notice to the Faulty party for stop doing business with the same name and this will also help you when you will proceed case after getting the Trademark Registered.