The important provisions of the notices are as under:
Description of goods/services: The CGPDTM has clarified that every trademark application must provide the actual description of the goods/ services in respect of which the trademark is proposed to be used/ has been in use, instead of using words with wide ambit such as “all goods/ services”, “etc”, “all other goods/ services included in classâ€.
- Name of Applicants: The CGPDTM has also clarified w.r.t. the name of the Applicant(s) requiring the following:
a. If applicant is a Proprietorship firm – Names of the Proprietors to be mentioned;
b. If applicant is a Partnership Firm – Names of all partners to be mentioned;
c. If applicant is a Trust – Name of managing trustee to be mentioned;
d. If applicant is a Society- Name of person representing the society to be mentioned
- Further it is clarified that the applicant must give exact date with month and year w.r.t. usage of trademark.
- Further, apart from ensuring that the trademark is clearly visible,
Translation/Transliteration for any Non-English/Hindi trademark proper
is also to be provided.
Thus from the aforesaid circulars an attempt is made to expedite the registration process by avoiding future discrepancies and irregularities.