India’s Union Cabinet approves accession to Madrid ProtocolFebruary 8, 2007

Today, India’s Union Cabinet approved India’s accession to the Madrid Protocol, the international treaty relating to registration of trademarks. The next step will be introduction of Bill in India’s Parliament to finalize the accession and to amend India’s trademark laws to include the requirements of the Madrid Protocol. The Madrid Protocol permits trademark applicants to fine a single application and seek registration in any country that has acceded to the Protocol. It simplifies the process of obtaining registration of a trademark in multiple foreign countries, and is often less expensive than filing in each country individually. More coverage here.

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