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India – Government Amends Trademark Rules, 2002.

12 August, 2014

 

Legal News & Analysis – Asia Pacific  India – Intellectual Property 

 

The Government of India has notified the Trademark (Amendment) Rules 2014 vide gazette notification G.S.R. 523(E) dated August 01, 2014. The Government hereby makes the following amendments to the Trademark Rules, 2002:

 
1) The official fee for filing of trademark application in one class has been increased from INR 3500 to INR 4000 effective from the date of notification.

 
2) Additionally the official filing fee for expedited examination has also been increased from INR 12, 500 to INR 20k effective from the date of notification.

 
Pursuant to the said notification the Indian Trademark Office vide circular no. CG/Public Notice/2014-15/51 dated August 7, 2014 has notified that all the agents/applicants who have filed the trademark applications after August 1, 2014 will have to pay the deficient fee by September 30, 2014. The receipt of deficient fee after the aforementioned date shall result in shifting of the filing date to the date of payment of the deficiency.

 

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For further information, please contact:

 

Shilpa Shah, Partner, Rajani Singhania & Partners

[email protected]

 

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