Madrid Protocol

Sri Lanka’s accession to Madrid Protocol

Sri Lanka, an island country located in the Indian Ocean, is a mesmerizing place with captivating scenery. However, little is known about its Intellectual Property practice. The National Intellectual Property Office (NIPO) is responsible for the administration of the Intellectual Property System in…


Six things you need to know when you receive a provisional refusal from India

Deadline to respond to objections: The deadline to respond to the objections raised by the Indian Trademark Office is one month from the date of receipt of the provisional refusal notification by the Applicant. Accordingly, the date to calculate the deadline will be from the date when you actually…


Madrid Protocol for the Indian Trademark Owner

When it comes to international treaties and agreements, India generally signs first and thinks later. We sign on fast and then push the limits of implementing and amending our national laws until the last possible day. India’s accession to the Madrid Protocol was done in a rather similar manner.…


Why is India not yet ready for the Madrid Protocol?

While we are all excited about India becoming a part of the Madrid System on July 08, 2013 there are serious concerns on how the Indian trademark office already struggling with delays and quality of examination going to cope up with the new international applications. Among other issues such as…