Friday, March 20, 2009

Bangalore ranks first on e-filing of trademarks [India]

At a time when the protection of intellectual property is being considered of paramount importance for the Indian economy, e-filing of trademarks online is fast catching up in the country.

According to the office of the Registrar of Trademarks, Government of India, the Patent & Trademark office in Bangalore has topped the list of cities in terms of filing of trademarks online. However the Chennai branch of Patent & Trademark Office has filed the highest number of trademarks in India.

In recent years, the government has amended legislations with response to emerging challenges posed by new developments relating to Intellectual Property Rights. The government has amended The Patents Act 1970 in 2005, and has created new legislations in the area, including the Design Act 2000, the Trademarks Act 1999, and the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registrations and Protections) Act 1999.

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