Amended Trade Marks Rules, 2017 Notified

Indian Trademark Rules have been amended with a notification on 06 March 2017. Some important features of amended rules are:

  • Fees increased and multiple slabs differentiating between individuals, small entity and large entity have been created (physcial filing made expensive) and Forms reduced drastically;
  • Registry to communicate through emails;
  • Expedite Processing of Applications possible;
  • Well known trademark status to be conferred by the Registry;
  • Sound marks are now accepted;
  • No extension in filing evidences in Opposition proceedings; and
  • Renewals payable within 1 year.


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