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Amendments to Trademark Laws

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Jan 23, 2012 (Newsletter Issue 1/12)
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Info Required on TM Applications

The Controller General of Patents Design and Trademarks (CGPDTM) has issued a public notice regarding the recurrent deficiencies in the trademark applications received by the Registry.

The notice specifically mentions that trademark applications would not be processed unless following information is provided:

- The actual description of goods/services in which the trademark is proposed to be used/has been used;
- Names of proprietors in case of proprietorship firm, all partners in case of partnership firm, managing trustee in case of Trust and person representing the society in case of Society;
- The actual date, month and the year to be given in case of “User”
- Translation/transliteration of the trademark in case of Non-English / Hindi characters appearing in the mark;
- The marks should also be clearly visible on the application.

Applicants/Agents are also directed to refrain from using terms like "all goods/ services", "etc", "all other goods/ services in the application.

To access the public notice, please click here

Source: S. S. Rana & Co., New Delhi, India