Trademarks in SAARC Countries
The most of the SAARC countries have access to international treaties and conventions related with trademarks like the TRIPS Agreement, Paris or Berne Convention, and the Madrid Protocol of WIPO. To cultivate and maintain consistency with the rules, provisions, and regulations related with trademarks and service marks described in these international legislations, nearly all member countries of SAARC have been striving hard for around a decade. As far as India is concerned, the largest and most significant member country of SAARC, the trademarks law of India is well-developed to conform the most of the provisions and regulations given in the most of the international trademark treaties and conventions existing in the present world.
This web-article offers brief but immensely useful information about the registration of trademarks in SAARC countries, together with expert and brisk legal services and advice for registration, regulation, and protection of trademarks and service marks extended by our well-informed and veteran trademark lawyers in each of the below mentioned SAARC countries. For availing these services for India, readers are kindly requested to visit other relevant webpages of this internationally famous and reliable IPR law firm of India, well-based in Delhi.
Trademark Services in India
The intellectual property laws of India are perhaps the most developed among the SAARC countries, and India has been a signatory to the majority of international treaties and conventions related with various categories of intellectual property. As far as the trademarks and service marks are concerned, Indian trademarks law and rules are in utmost compliance with the TRIPS Agreement of WTO, Madrid Protocol of WIPO, and Paris or Berne Convention, and the European Union Trade Marks (EUTM). Hence, for foreign trademark registrations of Indian entrepreneurs and entities, as well as the international trademark registrations of entities located in countries other than India, are well-facilitated through anyone or more of these globally famous international conventions for trademarks. The domestic trademarks law of India is represented by the Trade Marks Act of 1999 and the Trade Marks Rules of 2002, which have been amended many times to incorporate refinements and recommendations suggested by these international trademark treaties from time to time. Again, for registration of a trademark/service mark at the national level in India, there are five well-established regional offices of trademark registry, in cities of Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, and Ahmedabad. Lastly, for assigning classes to the proposed trademarks and service-marks used in the latest edition of the Nice Classification of Goods and Services.
Trademark Services in Sri Lanka
In Sri Lanka, trademarks and service marks are registered and protected as per its Intellectual Property Act No. 36 of 2003. The trademarks and service marks are classified according to the latest edition of the Nice classification of goods and services, and the main office concerned for these purposes is the National Intellectual Property Office of Sri Lanka (NIPO). Our trademark lawyers deliver fast and flawless legal services for trademark registrations in entire Sri Lanka, belonging to people and entities located in or outside this island country in the Indian Ocean. Trademarks and service marks belonging to people and entities located in Sri Lanka, are also made registered in the desired foreign countries with help of our well-informed and responsible trademark lawyers. Any of the international treaties/conventions related with trademarks such as the TRIPS Agreement or Paris Convention, to which Sri Lanka is a member, can be resorted to for these purposes. Our impeccable and quick trademark services in sri lanka have been quite famous.
Trademark Services in Pakistan
Our prestigious IPR law firm of India has also been rather famous for trademark services in pakistan to help people and entities located in and outside this one of the fast- developing countries of Asia. People and companies located in entire Pakistan are also helped by our trademark lawyers of international renown for getting registration and protection of their respective trademarks in the targeted foreign countries. Ours these all legal services are performed strictly as per the domestic trademarks law of Pakistan, and the TRIPS Agreement or Paris Convention. The national trademarks law of Pakistan is represented by the Trade Marks Ordinance No. XIX of 2001, and the Trade Marks Rules of 2004. For assigning a class to a proposed trademark or service mark, utilized is the latest edition of the Nice Classification. The main office concerned for these purposes is the Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan (IPO-Pakistan).
Trademark Services in Bangladesh
For regulating trademark services in bangladesh, the concerned office is the Department of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks, functioning under the Ministry of Industries (MOI). While, the domestic trademarks law of Bangladesh is represented by the Trade Marks Act of 2009, and the Trade Marks Rules of 1963. Assignment of classes to the proposed trademarks or service marks is made with help of the Nice Classification. Erudite and innovative trademark lawyers of our Delhi-based IPR law firm of India have been providing expert and efficient legal support for trademark registrations in Bangladesh to help people and companies located in and outside this developing country of south Asia. People, firms, and companies located in Bangladesh may also avail services of our mellow trademark lawyers for getting their respective trademarks registered in the desired foreign countries. For international trademark registrations related with Bangladesh, concerned are the TRIPS Agreement and Paris Convention. Additionally, Bangladesh also has access to the WIPO.
Trademark Services in Myanmar
The trademark services in myanmar are carried out as per the common law and common practice, and till writing of this webpage, there is no statutory trademark law in force in Myanmar. However, the draft Trade Marks Law of Myanmar is likely to be passed within the year 2017. This common practice for trademark registration is based on the Section 18(f) of the Registration Act and Registration Direction 13, along with a solemn declaration of facts by the trademark owner. The concerned office for this purpose is the Myanmar Intellectual Property Office (MIPO). With support of our veteran trademark lawyers, trademarks belonging to people and entities of foreign countries may get their respective trademarks registered in Myanmar, or any other SAARC countries. People or companies belonging to Myanmar are exclusively well-facilitated by our professional trademark lawyers to registrations of their trademarks in Myanmar, other SAARC countries, or any other foreign countries. For international filing of trademark applications to/from Myanmar, relevant is the TRIPS Agreement.
Trademark Services in Nepal
The office concerned for trademark services in nepal is the Department of Industries. And, the law in force is the Patents, Designs and Trade Marks Act of 1965. Following is the Nice classification of the latest edition for assigning classes to the proposed trademarks and service marks. Entrepreneurs and business/service entities located in and outside Nepal may avail our services for registration of their respective trademarks/service marks in Nepal. Registration of the trademarks and service marks belonging to people and entities of Nepal can get our services for domestic and international levels. In connection with the international trademark registrations in Nepal on behalf of foreign people/entities, relevant are TRIPS Agreement and Paris Convention. For selecting classes for the proposed trademarks or service marks, utilized is the latest edition of the Nice Classification of Goods and Services.
Trademark Services in Maldives
In Maldives, there is no specific law till date for governing registration and protection of trademarks. Again, the registration of a trademark in Maldives is made solely on the basis of its publication as a Trademark Cautionary Notice in a local newspaper in English and also in a newspaper in vernacular language which is Dhivehi. However, Maldives is signatory to the TRIPS Agreement of WTO and also the Madrid Protocol of WIPO, and therefore, it has been striving for making and implementing its trademarks law in compliance with these international legislations. Foreign people and entities may avail our brisk trademark services in maldives for registering their respective trademark or service marks in Maldives and other SAARC countries. People and entities belonging to Maldives may also receive our services for the domestic as well as international registrations of their respective trademarks and service marks.
Trademark Services in Bhutan
Entrepreneurs and business/service entities belonging to Bhutan and foreign countries worldwide may avail our trademark services in bhutan for trademark registrations in Bhutan and the desired foreign countries. For registration of trademarks and service marks at domestic level in Bhutan, concerned are the Industrial Property Regulations 1997, and the Industrial Property Division (IPD) which functions under the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Classes to the proposed trademarks and service marks are allotted based on the latest edition of the Nice Classification. For international trademark registrations of the entities located in Bhutan, and also for the trademark registrations of foreign entities in Bhutan, relevant are one or more of the following international treaties ---- the TRIPS Agreement, Madrid Protocol, or the Paris Convention.
To avail swift and superlative legal services for trademark registrations in one or more SAARC countries, entrepreneurs and entities belonging to or beyond SAARC may readily contact us over: +91-8800-100-281; or send their respective queries or problems to: contact@TrademarksIndia.net .