publication . Preprint . 2004

Changing Context of Trade Mark Protection in India: A Review of the Trade Marks Act, 1999

Pathak, Akhileshwar;
Open Access
  • Published: 04 Apr 2004
Abstract
With liberalisation and globalisation of the Indian economy, it has become possible for anyone to get into production and services in most of the sectors. This has led to rampant misuse and appropriation of trade marks. In an insulated economy, with monopoly markets, law protecting trade marks had a limited role. In the changed context, however, trade mark law will be a field of much interest for academics and practitioners. Towards this, the paper explores the formation of trade mark law in India. India has made a new trade mark law, the Trade Marks Act, 1999, which has come into effect from September 2003. This replaces the Trade and Merchandise Marks Act, 195...
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