What is a Collective mark?

A collective trademark or collective mark is a trademark owned by an organization (such as an association), whose members use it to identify themselves with a level of quality or accuracy, geographical origin, or other characteristics set by the organization. Example-the “CAdevice used by the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Section 30 of the Industrial Property Act of 2001 defines ÔÇ£collective markÔÇØ as any visible sign designated as such and serving to distinguish the origin or any other common characteristic of goods or services of different enterprises which use the mark under the control of the registered owner.

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