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Cabinet nod for joining Nice, Vienna, Locarno Agreements

IANS  |  New Delhi 

In a move to boost foreign investor confidence in relation to protection of (IP) in India, the Cabinet on Wednesday approved the proposal for Accession to the Nice, and Locarno Agreements, which will allow an opportunity to include Indian designs, figurative elements and goods in the international

An official statement said the proposals approved are for India's accession to The Nice Agreement concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the purposes of registration of marks; The Agreement establishing an International Classification of the figurative elements of marks; and The Locarno Agreement establishing an international classification for industrial designs.

These agreements will help the Office in to harmonise the for examination of trademark and design applications, in line with the followed globally.

The accession would also facilitate in exercising rights in decision-making processes regarding review and revision of the classifications under the agreement.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 15:44 IST
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