The Trade Marks Registry in India was established in 1940 and presently it regulates the prevailing law Trade Marks Act, 1999 and their rules to protect misuse of trademarks. Trade Marks Registry provides resources, facilitates information centres and regulates all matters relating to trademarks in PAN India. The purpose of the Trade Marks Act, 1999 is trademarks registrations in the country and ensure protection to the registered trademark for goods and services. This also helps original trademark owners to prevent fraudulent use of their trademark. The main function of the Trademark Registry is to register trademarks which qualifies for registration under the prevailing trademark and their amendment Act and Rules.Download Trademark Act
The legal term of "well-known trademark" first appeared in the 1883 Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property ("Paris Convention"), which sets forth the principles for granting special protection to well-known trademarks.
Well-known trademark as a trademark are widely known to the general public and enjoys a relatively high reputation and recognition.
Under the Recognition Rule, owners of trademarks may apply to either the Trademark Registrar Office or Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (TRAB) for recognition of their trademarks as well-known trademarks when one of the following needs arises:
» Contesting Registration of Identical or Similar Trademarks
» Requesting TRAB to Cancel a Registered Trademark
» Requesting SAIC to Stop Unauthorized Use of Identical or Similar Trademarks