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CHAPTER 2 – PROCEDURE FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADEMARKS APPLICATION

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CHAPTER 2 – PROCEDURE FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADEMARKS APPLICATION

23. Form and signing of application.— 

 

(1) An application for the registration of a trademark in respect of specification of goods or services shall be made in TM-A and shall be signed by the applicant or his agent.

 

(2) An application for the registration of a trademark, for goods or services shall—

 

(a) explain with sufficient precision, a description by words, of the trademark, if necessary, to determine the right of the applicant;

 

(b) be able to depict the graphical representation of the trademark;

 

(c) be considered as a three dimensional trademark only if the application contains a statement to that effect;

 

(d) be considered as a trademark consisting of a combination of colours only if the application contains a statement to that effect.

 

(3) An amendment to divide an application under proviso to section 22 shall be made in Form TM-M.

 

(4) An application, not being a series trademark shall be in respect of one trademark only, for as many class or classes of goods or services as may be made.

 

(5) In the case of an application for registration in respect of all the goods or services included in a class or of a large variety of goods or services in a class, the Registrar may refuse to accept the application unless he is satisfied that the specification is justified by the use of the trademark which the applicant has made or intends to make if and when it is registered:

 

Provided that while making an application for registration of a trademarks, the names of goods and services stated in the application shall, as far as may be, correspond to those given in the classification of the goods and services published by the registrar under sub-rule (2) of rule 20.

 

(6) Where an applicant files a single application and the Registrar determines that the goods or services applied for fall in class or classes in addition to those applied for, the applicant shall restrict the specification of goods or services to the class or classes already applied for or amend the application to add additional class or classes by filing an application on Form TM-M and by payment of the appropriate fee:

 

Provided that in case all the goods or services fall in a class other than the class specified, the registrar may permit the correction of class by filing the request on Form TM-M.

 

24. Application under convention arrangement. 

 

(1) Where a right to priority is claimed by reason of an application for registration of a trademark duly filed in a convention country under section 154, a certificate by the Registrar or competent authority of that Trade Marks Office shall be submitted with the application for registration of trademark and it shall include the particulars of the trademark, the country or countries and the date or dates of filing of application and such other relevant particulars as may be required by the Registrar.

 

(2) Unless such certificate has been filed at the time of the filing of the application for registration, there shall be filed, within two months of the filing of such application certifying or verifying to the satisfaction of the Registrar, the date of the filing of the application, the country or countries, the representation of the trademark, and the goods or services covered by the application.

 

(3) The application shall include a statement indicating the filing date of the filing in the convention application, the name of the convention country where it was filed, the serial number, if any and a statement indicating that priority is claimed:

 

Provided that where the applicant files more priority claims than one under section 154 in respect of the same trademark, the Registrar shall take the date of the earlier application in a convention country, as the priority date:

 

Provided further that such priority date shall not be allowed for the goods and services not covered in the convention application:

 

Provided also that only a single priority shall be claimed in respect of all the goods or services mentioned in the application for registration of a trademark filed under rule 23(1).

 

25. Statement of user in applications.—

 

(1) An application to register a trademark shall , unless the trademark is proposed to be used, contain a statement of the period during which, and the person by whom it has been used in respect of all the goods or services mentioned in the application.

 

(2) In case, the use of the trademark is claimed prior to the date of application, the applicant shall file an affidavit testifying to such use along with supporting documents.

 

26. Representation of trademark. — 

 

(1) Every application for the registration of a trademark, and where additional copies of the application are required, every such copy, shall contain a clear and legible representation of the trademark of size not exceeding 8 cm x 8 cm.

 

(2) Where an application contains a statement to the effect that the applicant wishes to claim combination of colours as a distinctive feature of the trademark, the application shall be accompanied with reproduction of the trademark in that combination of colours.

 

(3) Where the application contains a statement to the effect that the trademark is a three dimensional trademark, the reproduction of the trademark shall consist of a two dimensional graphic or photographic reproduction as follows, namely:—

 

(i) the reproduction furnished shall consist of three different view of the trademark;

 

(ii) where, the Registrar considers that the reproduction of the trademark furnished by the applicant does not sufficiently show the particulars of the three dimensional trademark, he may call upon the applicant to furnish within two months, up to five further different views of the trademark and a description by words of the trademark;

 

(iii) where the Registrar considers the different views or description of the trademark referred to in clause (ii), still do not sufficiently show the particulars of the three dimensional trademark, he may call upon the applicant to furnish a specimen of the trademark.

 

(4)(i) Where an application for the registration of a trademark consists of shape of goods or its packaging, the reproduction furnished shall consist of at least five different views of the trademark and a description by word of the trademark.

 

(ii) If the Registrar considers the different views or description of the trademark referred to in clause (i) do not sufficiently show the particulars of the shape of goods or its packaging, he may call upon the applicant to furnish a specimen of the goods or packaging, as the case may be.

 

(5) Where an application for the registration of a trademark consists of a sound as a trademark, the reproduction of the same shall be submitted in the MP3 format not exceeding thirty seconds’ length recorded on a medium which allows for easy and clearly audible replaying accompanied with a graphical representation of its notations.

 

(6) If the Registrar is not satisfied with any representation of a trademark, he may at any time require another representation satisfactory to him to be substituted before proceedings with the application.

 

 

27. Series Trademarks. 

 

(1) Where an application is made for the registration of trademarks as a series under sub-section (3) of section 15, copies of representation of each trademark of the series shall accompany the application in the manner set forth in rule 26. The Registrar, if satisfied that the trademarks constitute a series, shall proceed further with the applications.

 

(2) At any time before the publication of the application in the Journal, the applicant applying under sub-rule

 

(1) may request in Form TM-M, for the division of the application into separate application or applications, as the case may be, in respect of one or more trademarks in that series and the Registrar shall, if he is satisfied that the division requested conforms with sub-section (3) of section 15, divide the application or applications accordingly on payment of divisional fees.

 

28. Transliteration and translation. 

 

Where a trademark contains one or more words or numbers in scripts other than Hindi or English, the applicant shall provide in the application, a precise transliteration and translation of each such word and number in English or in Hindi and state the language to which the word(s) or number(s) belong.

 

29. Names and representations of living persons or persons recently dead.

 

Where the name or representation of any person appears on a trademark, the applicant shall, if the Registrar so requires, furnish him with the consent in writing of such person in case he is living or, in case his death took place within twenty years prior to the date of the application for registration of the trademark, of his legal representative, as the case may be, to the use of the name or representation and in default of such consent the Registrar may refuse to proceed with the application for registration of the trademark.

 

30. Name or description of goods or services on a trademark. 

 

(1) Where the name or description of any goods or services appears on a trademark, the Registrar may refuse to register such trademark in respect of any goods or services other than the goods or services so named or described.

 

(2) Where the name or description of any goods or services appear on a trademark, which name or description in use varies, the Registrar may permit the registration of the trademark for those and other goods or services on the applicant giving an undertaking that the name or description will be varied when the trademark is used upon goods or services covered by the specification other than the named or described goods or services. The undertaking so given shall be included in the advertisement of the application in the Journal under section 20.

 

31. Deficiencies. 

 

Subject to sub-rule (2) of rule 10, where an location for registration of a trademark does not satisfy the requirement of any of the provisions of the Act or rules, the Registrar shall send notice thereof to the applicant to remedy the deficiencies and if within one month of the date of the notice, the applicant fails to remedy any deficiency so notified to him, the application shall be treated as abandoned.

 

32. Acknowledgement of the Application. 

 

Every application for the registration of a trademark in respect of any goods or services shall be acknowledged by giving a system generated electronic receipt or sending such receipt to the e-mail address provided for the purpose.

 

 

33. Examination, Objection to acceptance, hearing.

 

(1) The Registrar shall cause the application to be examined as per provisions of the Act, wherein a search shall also be conducted amongst the earlier trademarks, registered or applied for registration, for the purpose of ascertaining whether there are on record in respect of the same goods or services or similar goods or services any trademark identical with or deceptively similar to the trademark applied for. The Registrar may cause the re-examination of the application including re-search of earlier trademarks at any time before the acceptance of the application but shall not be bound to do so.

 

(2) If, on consideration of the application for registration of a trademark and any evidence of use or of distinctiveness or of any other matter which the applicant may or may be required to furnish, the Registrar has any objection to the acceptance of the application or proposes to accept it subject to such conditions, amendments, modifications or limitations as he may think fit to impose under sub-section (4) of section 18, the Registrar shall communicate such objection or proposal in writing to the applicant in the form of an examination report.

 

(3) If, on consideration of the application for registration of a trademark and any evidence of use or of distinctiveness or of any other matter which the applicant may or may be required to furnish, the Registrar accepts the application for registration absolutely, he shall communicate such acceptance to the applicant and cause the application to be advertised as accepted under sub-section (1) of section 20.

 

(4) If, within one month from the date of receipt of the examination report, the applicant fails to respond to the communication, the Registrar may treat the application as abandoned.

 

(5) In case the response to the examination report is received within the aforesaid time, the same shall be duly considered and if the Registrar accepts the application for registration, he shall communicate such acceptance to the applicant and cause the application to be advertised as accepted under sub-section (1) of section 20.

 

(6) If the response to the examination report is not satisfactory or where the applicant has requested for hearing, the registrar shall provide an opportunity of hearing to the applicant and the same shall be conducted as per rule

 

(7) In case the applicant fails to appear at the scheduled date of hearing and no reply to the office objection has been submitted by the applicant, the Registrar may treat the application as abandoned.

 

(8) Where the applicant has submitted his reply to the examination report within the aforesaid period or has appeared in the hearing and made his submissions, the Registrar shall pass an appropriate order.

 

34. Expedited Processing of Application-

 

(1) The applicant may, after the receipt of the official number of the application, request for expedited processing of application made for the registration of a trademark in Form TM-M on payment of fee as specified in First Schedule. Such an application shall be examined expeditiously and ordinarily within three months from the date of submission of the application. Thereafter, the following proceedings viz. the consideration of response to the examination report, scheduling of show cause hearing, if required, the publication of the application and the opposition thereto, if any, till final disposal of the application shall also be dealt with expeditiously subject to such guidelines as may be published in this regard by the Registrar in the trademarks Journal.

 

(2) The Registrar may limit the number of applications for expedited processing of trademark applications by publishing the same in the trademarks Journal.

35. Notice of withdrawal of application for registration.— 

 

A notice of withdrawal of an application for the registration of a trademark under sub-section (2) of section 133, for the purpose of obtaining repayment of any fee paid on the filing of the application, shall be given in writing within one month from the date of the receipt of communication mentioned in sub-rule (2) of rule 33.

 

36. Decision of Registrar.

 

(1) The decision of the Registrar under rules 33, 34 or 41 shall be communicated to the applicant in writing at his address of service and if the applicant intends to appeal from such decision he may within thirty days from the date of such communication apply in Form TM-M to the Registrar requiring him to state in writing the grounds of, and the materials used by him in arriving at, his decision.

 

(2) In a case where the Registrar makes any requirements to which the applicant does not object the applicant shall comply the said requirement before the Registrar issues a statement in writing under sub-rule (1).

 

(3) The date when the statement in writing under sub-rule (1) is received by the applicant, shall be deemed to be the date of the Registrar’s decision for the purpose of appeal.

 

37. Correction and amendment of application.

 

An applicant for registration of a trademark may, whether before or after acceptance of his application but before the registration of the trademark, apply in Form TM-M accompanied by the prescribed fee for the correction of any error in or in connection with his application or any amendment of his application:

 

Provided, no such amendment shall be permitted which shall have the effect of substantially altering the trademark applied for or substitute a new specification of goods or services not included in the application as filed.

 

38. Withdrawal of acceptance by the Registrar.

 

(1) If, after the acceptance of an application bu t before the registration of the trademark, the Registrar has any objection to the acceptance of the application on the ground that it was accepted in error, or that the trademark ought not to have been accepted in the circumstances of the case, or proposes that the trademark should be registered only subject to conditions, limitations, divisions or to conditions additional to or different from the conditions, or limitations, subject to which the application has been accepted, the Registrar shall communicate such objection in writing to the applicant.

 

(2) Unless within thirty days from the date of receipt of the communication mentioned in sub-rule (1), the applicant amends his application to comply with the requirements of the Registrar or applies for a hearing, the acceptance of the application shall be deemed to be withdrawn by the Registrar, and the application shall proceed as if it had not been accepted.

 

(3) Where the applicant intimates the Registrar within the period mentioned in sub-rule (2) that he desires to be heard, the Registrar shall give notice to the applicant of a date when he will hear him. Such appointment shall be for a date at least fifteen days after the date of the notice, unless the applicant consents to a shorter notice. The applicant may state that he does not desire to be heard and submit such submissions, as he may consider desirable.

 

(4) The Registrar may, after hearing the applicant, on considering the submissions, if any, of the applicant, pass such orders as he may deem fit.

Advertisement of Application

 

 

39. Manner of Advertisement.—

 

(1) Every application for the registration of a trademark required to be advertised by sub-section (1) of section 20 or to be re-advertised by sub-section (2) of that section shall be advertised in the Journal.

 

40. Notification of correction or amendment of application.— 

 

In the case of an application to which clause (b) of sub-section (2) of section 20 applies, the Registrar may, if he so decides, instead of causing the application to be advertised again, insert in the Journal a notification setting out the number of the application, the class or classes in which it was made, the name and address of the principal place of business in India, if any, of the applicant or where the applicant has no principal place of business in India, his address for service in India, the Journal number in which it was advertised and the correction or amendment made in the application:

 

Provided that in case of any error in the advertisement in respect of the trademark or specification of goods or services except for any trivial spelling mistake or class or statement of use of the trademark or in any other case as the Registrar thinks fit, the Registrar may advertise the trademark again cancelling the earlier advertisement.

 

41. Request to Registrar for particulars of advertisement of a trademark.

 

Any person may request the Registrar in Form TM-M to be informed of the number, and date of the Journal in which a trademark which is sought to be registered specified in the Form was advertised and the Registrar shall furnish such particulars to the person making the request.

Opposition to Registration

 

42. Notice of Opposition. —

 

(1) A notice of opposition to the registration of a trademark under sub-section (1) of section 21, with such particulars as specified in Rule 43, shall be filed in form TM-O within four months from the date of publication of the trademark journal in which the application for registration of the trademark was advertised or re advertised.

 

(2) Where a notice of opposition has been filed in respect of a single application for the registration of a trademark for different classes of goods and services, it shall bear the fee in respect of each class in relation to which the opposition is filed.

 

(3) Where an opposition is filed only for a particular class or classes in respect of a single application made under subsection (2) of section 18, the application for remaining class or classes shall not proceed to registration until a request in Form TM-M for division of the application together with the divisional fee is made by the applicant.

 

(4) Where in respect of a single application for the registration of a trademark no notice of opposition is filed in a class or classes, the application in respect of such class or classes shall, subject to section 19 and sub-section (1) of section 23, proceed to registration after the division of the application in the class or classes in respect of which an opposition is pending.

 

(5) A copy of notice of opposition shall be ordinarily served by the Registrar to the applicants within three months of the receipt of the same by the appropriate office:

 

Provided that where the applicant has already filed the counter statement on the basis of the copy of notice of opposition made available in the electronic records on the official website, the requirement of service of copy of the notice of opposition to the applicant shall be dispensed with.

 

43. Requirements of Notice of Opposition.—

 

(1) A notice of opposition shall contain,—

 

(a). in respect of an application against which opposition is entered—

 

(i) the application number against which opposition is entered;

 

(ii) an indication of the goods or services listed in the trademark application against which opposition is entered; and

 

(iii) the name of the applicant for the trademark.

 

(b). in respect of the earlier trademark or the earlier right on which the opposition is based,—

 

(i) where the opposition is based on an earlier trademark, a statement to that effect and an indication of the status of earlier trademark;

 

(ii) where available, the application number or registration number and the filing date, including the priority date of the earlier trademark;

 

(iii) where the opposition is based on an earlier trademark which is alleged to be a well-known trademark within the meaning of sub-section 2 of section 11, an indication to that effect and an indication of the country or countries in which the earlier trademark is recognised to be well known;

 

(iv) where the opposition is based on an earlier trademark having a reputation within the meaning of paragraph (b) of sub-clause (2) of section 11 of the Act, an indication to that effect and an indication of whether the earlier trademark is registered or applied for;

 

(v) a representation of the trademark of the opponent and where appropriate, a description of the trademark or earlier right; and

 

(vi) Where the goods or services in respect of which earlier trademark has been registered or applied for or in respect of which the earlier trademark is well known within the meaning of sub-section (2) of section 11 or has a reputation within the meaning of that section, the opponent shall when indicating all the goods or services for which the earlier trademark is protected, also indicate those goods or services on which the opposition is based.

 

(c). in respect of the opposing party—

 

(i) where the opposition is entered by the proprietor of the earlier trademark or of the earlier right, his name and address and an indication that he is the proprietor of such trademark or right;

 

(ii) where opposition is entered by a licensee not being a registered user, the name of the licensee and his address and an indication that he has been authorised to enter the opposition;

 

(iii) where the opposition is entered by the successor in title to the registered proprietor of a trademark who has not yet been registered as new proprietor, an indication to that effect, the name and address of the opposing party and an indication of the date on which the application for registration of the new proprietor was received by the appropriate office or, where this information is not available, was sent to the appropriate office; and

 

(iv) where the opposing party has no place of business in India, the name of the opponents and his address for service in India.

 

(d). The grounds on which the opposition is based.

 

(2) A notice of opposition shall be verified at the foot by the opponent or by his duly authorised agent.

 

(3) The person verifying shall state specifically by reference to the numbered paragraphs of the notice of opposition, what he verifies of his own knowledge and what he verifies upon information received and believed to be true.

 

(4) The verification shall be signed by the person making it and shall state the date on which and the place at which it was signed.

 

44. Counterstatement.— 

 

(1) The counter statement required by sub-section (2) of section 21 shall be sent on Form TM-O within two months from the receipt by the applicant of the copy of the notice of opposition from the Registrar and shall set out what facts, if any, alleged in the notice of opposition, are admitted by the applicant. A copy of the counterstatement shall be ordinarily served by the Registrar to the opponent within two months from the date of receipt of the same.

 

(2) The counter statement shall be verified in the manner as provided in sub-rules (2), (3) and (4) of rule 43.

 

45. Evidence in support of opposition.— 

 

(1) Within two months from service of a copy of the counterstatement, the opponent shall either leave with the Registrar, such evidence by way of affidavit as he may desire to adduce in support of his opposition or shall intimate to the Registrar and to the applicant in writing that he does not desire to adduce evidence in support of his opposition but intends to rely on the facts stated in the notice of opposition. He shall deliver to the applicant copies of any evidence including exhibits, if any, that he leaves with the Registrar under this sub-rule and intimate the Registrar in writing of such delivery.

 

(2) If an opponent takes no action under sub-rule (1) within the time mentioned therein, he shall be deemed to have abandoned his opposition.

 

 

46. Evidence in support of application.— 

 

(1) Within two months on the receipt by the applicant of the copies of affidavits in support of opposition or of the intimation that the opponent does not desire to adduce any evidence in support of his opposition, the applicant shall leave with the Registrar such evidence by way of affidavit as he desires to adduce in support of his application and shall deliver to the opponent copies thereof or shall intimate to the Registrar and the opponent that he does not desire to adduce any evidence but intends to rely on the facts stated in the counter statement and or on the evidence already left by him in connection with the application in question. In case the applicant adduces any evidence or relies on any evidence already left by him in connection with the application, he shall deliver to the opponent copies of the same, including exhibits, if any, and shall intimate the Registrar in writing of such delivery.

 

(2) If an applicant takes no action under sub-rule (1) within the time mentioned therein, he shall be deemed to have abandoned his application.

 

 

47. Evidence in reply by opponent. — 

 

Within one month from the receipt by the opponent of the copies of the applicant’s affidavit the opponent may leave with the Registrar evidence by affidavit in reply and shall deliver to the applicant copies of the same including exhibits, if any, and shall intimate the Registrar in writing of such delivery.

 

48. Further evidence.— 

 

No further evidence shall be left on either side, but in any proceedings before the Registrar, he may at any time, if he thinks fit, give leave to either the applicant or the opponent to leave any evidence upon such terms as to costs or otherwise as he may think fit.

 

49. Translation of documents.— 

 

Where a document is in a language other than Hindi or English and is referred to in the notice of opposition, counter statement or an affidavit filed in an opposition proceeding, an attested translation thereof in Hindi or English shall be submitted before the registrar and a copy thereof shall be provided to opposite party.

 

50. Hearing and decision. — 

 

(1) The Registrar, after the closure of the evidence, shall give notice to the parties of the first date of hearing. The date of hearing shall be for a date at least one month after the date of the first notice.

 

(2) A party to a proceeding may make a request for adjournment of the hearing with reasonable cause in FormTM-M accompanied by the prescribed fee, at least three days before the date of hearing and the Registrar, if he thinks fit to do so, and upon such terms as he may direct, may adjourn the hearing and intimate the parties accordingly:

 

Provided that no party shall be given more than two adjournments and each adjournment shall not be for more than thirty days.

 

(3) If the applicant is not present at the adjourned date of hearing and at the time mentioned in the notice, the application may be treated as abandoned.

 

(4) If the opponent is not present at the adjourned date of hearing and at time mentioned in the notice, the opposition may be dismissed for want of prosecution and the application may proceed to registration subject to section

 

(5) The Registrar shall consider written arguments if submitted by a party to the proceeding.

 

(6) The decision of the Registrar shall be communicated to the parties in writing at the address given for service.

 

 

51. Security for costs.— 

 

The security for costs which the Registrar may require under sub-section (6) of section 21 may be fixed at any amount which he may consider proper, and such amount may be further enhanced by him at any stage in the opposition proceedings.

Notice of Non-Completion of Registration

 

52. Procedure for giving notice. — 

 

The notice which the Registrar is required by sub-section (3) of section 23 to give to an applicant, shall be sent in Form RG-1 to the applicant at the address for service. The notice shall specify twenty one days time from the date thereof or such further time not exceeding one month as the Registrar may allow on a request made in form TM-M for completion of the registration.

Registration

 

53. Entry in the Register.— 

 

(1) Where no notice of opposition to an application advertised or re-advertised in the Journal is filed within the period specified in sub-section (1) of section 21, or where an opposition is filed and it is dismissed, the Registrar shall, subject to the provisions of sub-section (1) of section 23 or section 19, enter the trademark on the register.

 

(2) The entry of a trademark in the register shall specify the date of filing of application, the actual date of the registration, the goods or services and the class or classes in respect of which it is registered, and all particulars required bysub-section (1) of section 6 including—

 

(a) the address of the principal place of business in India, if any, of the proprietor of the trademark or in the case of a jointly owned trademark, of such of the joint proprietors of the trademark as have a principal place of business in India;

 

(b) where the proprietor of the trademark has no place of business in India, his address for service in India as entered in the application for registration together with his address in his home country;

 

(c) in the case of a jointly owned trademark, where none of the joint proprietors has a principal place of business in India, the address for service in India as given in the application together with the address of each of the joint proprietors in his home country;

 

(d) the particulars of the trade, business, profession, occupation or other description of the proprietor or, in the case of a jointly owned trademark, of the joint proprietors of the trademark as entered in the application for registration;

 

(e) particulars affecting the scope of the registration or the rights conferred by the registration;

 

(f) the convention application date, if any, to be accorded pursuant to an application from applicants of a convention country made under section 154;

 

(g) where the trademark is a collective or certification trademark, that fact;

 

(h) where the trademark is registered pursuant to sub-section 4 of section 11 with the consent of the proprietor of an earlier trademark or other earlier right, that fact; and

 

(i) the appropriate office of the Trade Marks Registry in relation to the trademark.

 

(3) The Registrar may from time to time, in consultation with computer experts, formulate guidelines for keeping official records in electronic form.

 

54. Associated trademarks.— 

 

(1) Where a trademark is registered as associated with any other trademarks, the Registrar shall note in the register in connection with the first mentioned trademark the registration numbers of the trademarks with which it is associated and shall also note in the register in connection with each of the associated trademarks, the registration number of the first mentioned trademark as being a trademark associated therewith.

 

(2) An application under sub-section (5) of section 16 to dissolve the association as respects any of the trademarks registered as associated trademarks shall be made in Form TM-P and shall include statement of the grounds of the application.

 

55. Death of applicant before registration.— 

 

In case of death of any applicant for the registration of a trademark after the date of his application and before the trademark has been entered in the register, the Registrar may, on request on form TM-M and on proof of the applicant’s death and on proof of the transmission of the interest of the deceased person, substitute in the application, the name of successor in interest in place of the name of such deceased applicant, and the application may proceed thereafter as so amended.

 

56. Certificate of registration.— 

 

(1) The certificate of registration to be issued by the Registrar under sub-section

2of section 23 shall be on Form RG-2 and shall include the trademark. It shall bear the seal of the Trade Marks Registry.

 

(2) The certificate of registration referred to in sub-rule (1) shall not be used in legal proceedings or for obtaining registration abroad. The certificate issued under section 137 shall be used for these purposes.

 

(3) The Registrar may issue duplicate or further copies of the certificate of registration on request by the registered proprietor in Form TM-M accompanied by the prescribed fee:

 

Provided that, no such duplicate or copy of certification of registration shall be issued where such request is received after the expiry of time limit for renewal of registration and restoration of registered trademark.

 

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