On the 28th of July, 2016, The Ministry of Commerce and
Industries has announced that the process relating to the
generation and issuance of registration certificates of trademarks
has been fully automated.
Therefore, form 01.08.2016 the trademark registration
certificates will be generated through an automated system.
Automatic generation of trademark certificates is for the
which have been published in the
Trade Marks Journal Number 1720 dated 23.11.2015 and
where no request for amendment filed
on behalf of the applicant is pending for disposal,
where the copy of original
application for registration is available in the Trade Marks
Registry's electronic database,
where no requirement (like fee, Power
of Attorney, etc.) is pending for compliance on part of the
applicant , and
which have not been specifically
prohibited for registration by the order of any court, IPAB or any
The notification goes on to state that the applications that are
not aforelisted will be processed by the registration wing of the
examination publication registration section of the TMR Mumbai on a
case to case basis in accordance with the provisions of the
Tradmarks Act 1999.
In all the other cases the automatically generated trademark
certificate will be transmitted to the applicant or his autorised
agent vide the email address recorded with the trademark office. To
this end, the applicants or authorised agents must submit their
valid email id to the TMR office. This will facilitate quick
transmission of the trademark certificates.
The registered trademark certificate will also be made available
on the official website along with the
status of the application concerned. The trademark registration
certificate made available on the website may be downloaded and
printed by the applicant.
The automation of the generation of the trademark registration
certificates is a laudable move as it helps in reducing the time
taken for the transmission of the registration certificate to the
applicant. This reduces the overall time taken for the registration
of a trademark.
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