The Lawyer

Authors: Carolyn E. Pepper Gautam Bhattacharyya

India’s adoption of the international protocol for trade marks will reassure the country’s potential investors

India acceded to the Madrid Protocol for the International Registration of Trademarks on 8 April 2013 and it came into force on 8 July. It is widely seen as a marker of economies that have arrived.

For businesses, particularly firms considering investing in India, the protocol should have a significant impact. It will help to underpin a strong system of IP governance in India and is potentially one of the most significant developments in Indian trademark law.

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