The Indian Trademarks Registry during the month of March and
April 2016 had dispatched a total of 13,062 examination reports
containing objections under sections 9 (Absolute Grounds for
Refusal of Registration), 11 (Relative Grounds for Refusal of
Registration) and other relevant sections of the Trademarks Act,
1999. But, according to a notice dated July 11, 2016, a copy of
which can be found over
here, the Registry is yet to receive any reply/communication
from the applicants/authorized agents in 9,578 of these
applications even after the expiry of more than 30 days from the
date of dispatch of the said Examination Reports. For further
details about each individual applications, interested parties may
refer to the Trade Mark Journal No. 1753 dated 11/07/2017 from
pages 7100 to 7276. To view if your applications is on the list,
To avoid the event of parties being adversely affected by any
action of the Registry in haste, the Office of the Controller
General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks has provided an
opportunity till July 31, 2016 to the parties and their agents to
send a scanned copy of the reply to the examination report.
According to the notice, the soft copy has to be sent at firstname.lastname@example.org, failing which
all such applications will be treated as abandoned.
We confirm that none of our own client's marks are
listed in the abovementioned list.
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