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Monthly Archive: March 2019

Existing registered trade mark –  Trademark Registration in Tirupur This sub-section defines the expression “existing registered trademark” to mean a trademark registered under the Trade and Merchandise Marks Act 1958 immediately before the commencement of the new Act. Definitions in the Rules The Trade Marks Rules, 2017, which came into force on 6th March, 2017 have […]

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Introduction to Hearing Section 21(5) requires the Registrar to afford an opportunity of a hearing to the parties before deciding the opposition. Section 131(2), however, makes it clear that the Registrar is not required to hear the parties before disposing off an application for extension of time, and no appeal shall lie from any order […]

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Evidence in Opposition Process  – Trademark Registration in Tirupur Section 21(4) provides that “any evidence upon which the opponent or the applicant may rely shall be submitted in the prescribed manner and within the prescribed time to the Registrar, and the Registrar shall give an opportunity to them to be heard if they so desire”. […]

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Letter marks and Monograms “Mark” is defined to include letters and numerals. However they notoriously lack inherent distinctiveness on account of common and natural practice of firms and persons to use their initials on goods, letter paper and so forth, or to use them as symbols indicative of quality or of other characteristics. Instead of […]

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Power of Registrar to cancel registration as registered user Trademark is not just a word it’s a right of the trademark owner. Trademark is an exclusive right of your own brand name which may be a mark, logo, word, sign or design which is recognized by the Trademark Registry. The Registered Trademark Agent can only […]

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Appointment of Registrar and other officers – Trademarks Act, 1999 This clause corresponds to section 4 of the Trade and Merchandise Marks Act, 1958 and provides for appointment of the Registrar and other officers. Comments This section corresponds to section 4 of the Trade and Merchandise Marks Act, 1958. The section provides for appointment of […]

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Copyrights and trademark registration – effect: The comparative scopes of a copyrights and trademark registration are different, even though where a design on a wrapper is registered under the copyrights act, there is, to an extent, an overlapping between the two remedies. Some controversy is no doubt possible if the mere jurisdiction of the court […]

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