Documentation of trademark and its common procedures:
Documentation of trademark is a productive tool to improve the business in market. Trademark registration attains important position in the business market. The association of trademark committee enhancing the trade and merchandise act under the controller- General of Patent. This committee sets the tone for modern development of trademark. This new laws are processing in now days trademark law procedures. The first trademark registration process replaced the trade and merchandise Act, 1958. These norms are fixing as stable standards for Paris convention.
The important feature of trademark including with Provision of trademark registration, goods and service separation, Special amalgamations, simplifying the procedure, explicit protection for well-known trademark, Eradication of infringement, trademark licensing, setting up an appellate board all are the common judicial pronouncements.
Accession to Madrid Protocol:
International brand name registrations are preceded by the legislative changes. Madrid protocol system is administering through World Intellectual property organization. It is a united nations specialised agency affords cost effective and user friendly uniform procedure for a single application. Trademark act, 1999 replaced the 1958 act and introduced the important changes not only to integrate the law with the international standard but also to be Indian Judicial statements.
The definition of trademark has been enlarged to Includes the shape of goods, their packing and combination of colours. The present definition keeps it open to enable trademark registration of even non-traditional marks. They could be represented graphically and to be put on the register of trademarks. It is learnt that already some marks of this nature have been registered under the act. The definition is sufficiently comprehensive to include trade-dress which includes the total images of the product. To give greater statutory protection, to trade and consumer interest against deception comes in trademark.
Documentation of trademark for massive competition:
Unfair competition and dishonest trading is a well-known evil in business. It paves the way for victims in unhealthy trade practice to the detriment of public. TRIPS agreement contains obligations on the member states to give effective protection. Specifically, it mandates compliance with the provisions of article 6bis of the Paris convention. Logo registration contains detailed rules for protection of well-known trademarks. These obligations are incorporated with the 1999 act. Although under the old act of 1958 even though the position was not explicit, in infringement and passing of actions are extending to protect the marks.
Documentation of NIVEA:
Some marks are such that the public relates any product carrying the mark would emanate from the said source. Such trademark registration is few but the protective umbrella in such cases is wider and extensive. These are marks were the line between the goods and name blurred. The mark starts to represent the source or the person than merely particular or specific types of goods or services. The plaintiff who has developed and nurtured this mark to make it a household name and associate the name with products of high quality is entitled to protection from third persons who want to claim benefit of its reputation.
At the same time it cannot be over looked that in view of the provision for extended protection to well-known trademarks there may be tendency among trademark owners to have their trademark declared to be well known. Such claims are generally based on trademark registration in several classes. Sales turnover in respect of some classes of goods and length of user with moderate approach
Documentation for famous mark:
The recent trends in Canada and pre-2006 decisions in 2006 in the United States have, however, shown that the mere advertence to existence of famous mark, by itself is insufficient to guarantee an injunctive relief. Courts, particularly, in Canada have insisted on the plaintiff establishing injurious associations in the case of dissimilar goods in brand name registration. The Apex court has in view of the slow disposal rate of suits in the original side, impressed on the need for the intellectual property cases to be expeditiously decided. The Apex court directed as follows
Copy right and patents should be strictly complied with by all the courts and the hearing of the suit in such matters should proceed on to day basis and the final judgement should be given normally within four months from the date of filing of the suit.
Documentation and revision of trademark act, 1940:
In the light of working of the trademarks Act, 1940 it was felt that the law needed improvements to meet the growing needs of the commercial community. Accordingly, a committee known as the trademark enquiry committee was appointed in November, 1953.As the report submitted by the committee showed strong difference of opinion among the members, the government of India examine further committee’s report and the material gathered by the trademark provisions relating to the logo registration.
It relates to the Indian Merchandise Marks and Indian Penal Code and to recommend the revision. Certain minute amendments ate carried out by the repealing and amending act, 1960. For registration in the distance part of the country, to enlarge the field of registrability, to combine the patent office and the trade marks registry to secure better coordination of the administration of the different laws relating to industrial property.
Documentation and enactment of trademark act, 1999:
For the flawless trademark registration 1993 bill was referred to the department related to the parliamentary standing committee on industry for examination and report. The committee invited suggestion and comments from interested individuals, organization bodies on the various clauses of the bills. Apart from considering the written memoranda submitted by those interested oral evidence from the representatives the acts is preceded.
Observation of Parliamentary committee:
Taking into account the documents, memoranda and evidences in respect of the brand name bill 1993. As per the common qualification for brand name registration as follows:
Distinctive and separated by other marks.
It not carry and confusion or deception
It should not have scandalous or obscene matter
It should free from religious susceptibilities of any class
The registration of trademark does not confer any new right on the holder of the trademark.
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