NEW TRADE MARK LEGISLATION IN INDIA NOW PROVIDES FOR SERVICE MARK PROTECTION IN CLASSES 35 TO 45

Monday, November 22, 2010
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Trade Mark legislation in India has recently (as of 1 July 2010) been amended to adopt the 9th Edition of the Nice International Classification System. The changes brought about by adopting the 9th Edition are that class 42 has been divided by adding a further three classes, i.e. classes 43, 44 and 45. The services previously included in class 42 may now fall either in classes 42, 43, 44 or 45. The question arises as to how this will impact on existing applications and registrations in class 42.

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