The Trade Mark Rule 2017 came into force on March 6, 2017 with several changes to the existing trademark practice. While there are numerous amendments, I’ve listed the top six changes Classification of Applicants The Trademark Rules 2017 has specified
The Controller of Patents, Designs and Trademarks through a public notice dated November 19, 2015 brought to the notice of the public the draft of the Trademarks Amendment Rules, 2015 proposing to amend the Trademark Rules, 2002 and had invited
The Trademark Rules 2017 were finally notified on March 6, 2017 after months of speculation and several mistimed email blasts notifying people of its imminent adoption. The crux of the draft rules hasn’t changed, since its publication in November 2015
I still remember the first time I looked into the Indian Trademark Office website while interning, memorizing the domain name www.ipindia.nic.in, little knowing I would plunge into it and never forget it. The journey of the Indian Trademark Office has
In yet another upgrade, the Indian Patent office has made available few more facilities through its e-filing system (“system”). In general these changes pertain to requests which do not have a prescribed form in the Patent Rules. Since the increase in official fee for paper filing, it is only logical that the system be more comprehensive.
For those of you who use (and love, maybe?) the e-filing system (“system”) of the Trademarks Office, things just got lovelier. Until the evening of February 05, 2014, the Trademark Office’s system allowed trademark applications (under various forms) along with a couple of requests such as responding to the examination report issued by the Trademarks Office, filing a request for inclusion of excess characters in the specification of goods or services to be filed online.
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