Cabinet Approves Proposal to Align with Global Trademark System

Cabinet approved the proposal for India’s Accession to the Nice, Vienna and Locarno Agreements, that would harmonize the classification systems for examination of trademark and design applications, in line with the systems followed globally.

Key Highlights 

  • The accession will also facilitate in exercising rights in decision-making processes regarding review and revision of the classifications under the agreement.
  • It will give an opportunity to include Indian designs, figurative elements, and goods in the international classification systems.
  • The agreement deals with the international classification of goods and services for the purposes of registration of marks, the Vienna Agreement deals with international classification of the figurative elements of marks and the Locarno Agreement deals with an international classification for industrial designs.