Thursday, August 12, 2010

Soon Just one Application for Getting Trademark in more then one Countries

Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Trademarks (amendment) Bill of 2009, which enables a person or an enterprise to seek registration of a trademark in any of the 84 member countries  of the Madrid Protocol through a single application. The amendment bill, which provides for a simplified trademark registration process, was passed by Lok Sabha in December last year. It facilitates Indian and foreign nationals to secure simultaneous protection of trademarks in other countries. At present, an applicant has to approach different countries in different languages with separate fee.
"The amendment has been done just to align with the international practice. An Indian firm wishing to register in other countries can do so by filing a single application and one time fee," said commerce minister Anand Sharma.


Ankitha Singhvi


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