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E-Filing of Trade Mark Application and Related Documents with Indian Trade Marks Registry to be made mandatory

Indian Trade Marks Registry has on 03rd November 2011, published on their website Gazette Notification dated October 13, 2011, which states that after the expiry of forty-five days from the date (which falls on 18 Dec 2011) on which this notification is published, the e-filing of trademarks applications and related documents will be made mandatory after considerations of objections and suggestions received from the public in this regard. As an impact of this, if one files a Trade Mark application online, he/she will:

• Receive a trademark application number immediately

• Receive an On-line verification to assure error-free filing and obtain the filing date

• Speed up the registration process

• Print the completed application data and receive fee acknowledgment

• Save the data locally onto the PC

• Be able to recall the contact details for subsequent applications


About the Author: Mr. Sagar Gupta, a Trade Mark Associate at Khurana & Khurana, IP Attorneys and can be reached: [email protected].

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