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Amendments to Trademark Laws

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Jul 01, 2013 (Newsletter Issue 10/13)
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Licence Recordal of IR

India has notified the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) that the recording of licenses in the International Register shall have no effect in India.

A license relating to an international registration of a mark which has been granted with respect to India shall, in order to have effect in that country, be recorded in the national Register of the Office of India. The formalities required for such recording must be completed directly with the Office of India and according to the conditions laid down by the legislation of that Contracting Party.

The notification enters into force on the date of entry into force of the Madrid Protocol with respect to India, namely, July 8, 2013.