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THE TRADE MARKS ACT, 1999

[As amended by the Tribunals Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Ordinance, 2021]

36A.  APPLICATION  OF  ACT  IN  CASE  OF  INTERNATIONAL  REGISTRATION  UNDER  MADRID  PROTOCOL.—

The provisions  of  this  Chapter  shall  apply  to  international  applications  and  international  registrations  under the Madrid Protocol.

36B. DEFINITIONS.—

 
In this Chapter, unless the context otherwise requires,—
(a)  “application”,  in  relation  to  a  Contracting State  or  a  Contracting  Organisation,  means  an application  made  by  a  person  who  is  a  citizen  of,  or  is  domiciled  in,  or  has  a  real  and  effective industrial or commercial establishment in, that Contracting State or a State which is a member of that Contracting Organisation, as the case may be.
Explanation.—For  the  purposes  of  this  clause,  “real  and  effective  industrial  or  commercial establishment” means and includes any establishment where some bona fide industrial or commercial activity takes place and need not necessarily be the principal place of business;
(b)  “basic  application”  means  an  application  for  the  registration  of  a  trade  mark  filed  under section 18 and which is used as a basis for applying for an international registration;
(c) “basic registration” means the registration of a trade mark under section 23 and which is used as a basis for applying for an international registration;
(d) “Common Regulations” means the Regulations concerning the implementation of the Madrid Protocol;
(e)  “Contracting Organisation” means a  Contracting  Party  that  is  an  intergovernmental organisation;
(f)  “Contracting  Party”  means  a  Contracting  State  or  Contracting  Organisation  party  to  the Madrid Protocol;
(g) “Contracting State” means a country party to the Madrid Protocol;
(h) “international application” means an application for international registration or for extension of the protection resulting from an international registration to any Contracting Party made under the Madrid Protocol;
(i)  “International  Bureau”  means the  International  Bureau  of  the  World  Intellectual  Property Organisation;
(j)  “international  registration”  means  the  registration  of  a  trade  mark  in  the  register  of  the International Bureau effected under the Madrid Protocol;
(k) “Madrid Agreement” means the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks adopted at Madrid on the 14th day of April, 1891, as subsequently revised and amended;
(l)  “Madrid  Protocol”  means  the  Protocol  relating  to  the  Madrid Agreement  Concerning  the International  Registration  of  Marks  adopted  at Madrid  on  the  27th  day  of  June,  1989,  as  amended from time to time. 

36C.  TRADE  MARKS  REGISTRY  TO  DEAL  WITH  INTERNATIONAL  APPLICATIONS.—

 
Notwithstanding  anything contained in sub-section (3) of section 5, an international application shall be dealt with by the head office of  the  Trade  Marks  Registry  or such  branch  office  of  the  Registry,  as  the  Central  Government  may,  by notification in the Official Gazette, specify. 

36D.   INTERNATIONAL   APPLICATION   ORIGINATING  FROM   INDIA.—