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Public Notice regarding coming into force of International Registration of Trademarks under the Madrid Protocol

July 8, 2013

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has notified that the statutory provisions with reference to
International Registration of Trademarks under the Madrid Protocol has come into force in India
from July 08, 2013, and accordingly the amendments in the Trade Marks Act and Rules enabling the
International Registration under Madrid Protocol has also become effective from the said date.

The Notice further states that any natural person or legal entity possessing a real and effective
industrial or commercial establishment in India or domiciled in India or is a national of India and has
registration of a trademark or pending application for a mark can make an online application for
International Registration of Trademark under the Protocol. The IPO has also provided a gateway for filing an application online under the Madrid Protocol at the home page of the IPO website and has also delineated the pre-requisites and other necessary instructions for filing applications at www.ipindia.nic.in.

An applicant desirous of filing International Registration of Trademark under the Madrid Protocol
can also send queries at madrid.tmr@nic.in and in case the applicant faces any difficulty while filing
application, he can also make a call at 011- 25300290 to clarify his queries.

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