Indian Government moves the Trademarks (Amendment) Bill, 2009 in Rajya Sabha
The Indian government moved in the Rajya Sabha the Trademarks (Amendment) Bill, 2009, that ensures India’s accession to the Madrid Protocol providing for registration of Indian trademarks in 84 countries under a single-window system.
The Madrid Protocol which is already signed by 84 countries, enables the signatories to register their trademarks at one place in one language and after paying only one fees.
A non-signatory has to file as many applications in as many languages and pay separate fees in individual nations where a trademark is proposed to be registered.
Moving the Bill, which has already been passed by the Lok Sabha in November last year, Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said the objective of the Bill was to align Indian trademarks with the Madrid Protocol which has been signed by 84 countries.
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