Trademark Act, 1999
A trademark is a kind of intellectual property, and typically a name, word, phrase, logo, image, symbol, design, or a combination of these elements, which discriminate services or goods of one person or enterprise from those of another. A trademark is a distinctive sign or indicator used by an individual, business organization, or other legal entity to identify that the services or products to consumers with which the trademark appears initiate from a unique source, and to distinguish its products or services from those of other entities.
The trademarks law of India is enshrined the new Trade Marks Act, 1999 came into vigor with effect from September 15, 2003. The old Trade and Merchandise Marks Act, 1958 was repealed at the same time. The new Trademarks Act of 1999 is in line up with the WTO recommendations and is in conventionality with the TRIPS Agreement to which India is a participant.