Trademarks Rules 2002
The Trade Mark Act 1999 & Trade Mark Rules 2002 govern the law relating to trade marks in India. The current law of trademarks is in harmony with Paris Convention for Protection of Industrial Property & TRIPS agreement. One of the main features of this amended Trade Mark law is that it recognizes well known marks. Registrations of trademarks which are imitations of well identified trademarks are not permitted. An application for registration of a trade mark can be filed at Registries located at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata based on territorial jurisdiction. In case of foreign applicants, their agent's address in India shall be measured for the purpose of jurisdiction.