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India joins trademark treaty

PTI  New Delhi, April 09, 2013
First Published: 00:31 IST(9/4/2013) | Last Updated: 00:32 IST(9/4/2013)

India on Monday joined the Madrid Protocol which will enable domestic companies and entrepreneurs to obtain cost effective global trademark registration.

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Commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma, who is in Geneva said: “We recognise that this instrument will provide an opportunity for Indian companies, which are increasing their global footprint, to register trademarks in member countries of the Protocol through a single application, while also allowing foreign companies a similar dispensation.”

Sharma is at the World Intell-ectual Property Organisation (WIPO) headquarters for a high level policy dialogue.

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