The Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and
Trade Marks (CGPDTM), India has released a public notice on
February 19, 2016 stating that it has, in collaboration with the
Delhi State Legal Service Authority (DSLSA), undertaken to initiate
a process of Mediation and Conciliation in contested matters of the
Trade Marks Registry, Delhi.
This welcome step comes in view of the pendency of Opposition
and Rectification matters at the Trade Marks Registry, Delhi, with
the objective to liquidate such pendency through Mediation and
Conciliation based on Mediation/ Conciliation Rules framed under
the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987. These rules are available
at the website of the DSLSA here.
As per the said Public Notice, it has been decided initially to
undertake the project on pilot basis by taking up 500 pending
Opposition and Rectification matters.
The said Public Notice as issued by the office of the CGPDTM is
The list of pending Opposition / Rectification matters as issued
by the office of the CGPDTM is available here.
A Consent Form has also been provided for, which is to be
submitted before the designated officer of DSLSA at the time of the
Mediation proceeding. Copy of the draft consent form as made
available is produced below:
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