GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Commerce & Industries
Office of the Controller General Patents, Designs and Trademarks
Boudhik Sampada Bhawan, S. M. Road, Antop Hill, Mumbai 400037
CG Office/TMR/Public Notice/2016
This office has taken steps to treat the applications as abandoned in which no reply to examination report containing office objections to acceptance of the applications for registration has been received within the period of 30 days as per Trade Marks Act, 1999 and rules made thereunder. It is pertinent to mention that in all such matters the examination reports were already posted on the official website and were also sent to the applicants or their authorised agents concerned individually.
Some complaints have been received claiming that some of the applications have been treated as abandoned even though the reply on behalf of the applicants have been submitted but the same was not considered; some complaints have also been received to the effect that the examination reports containing office objections have not been received by the applicant or their authorised agent concerned as such the same could not be replied and the applications were treated as abandoned.
In view of the above and in the interests of justice, it is decided to provide an opportunity to the applicants or their authorised agents concerned.
It is notified to all concerned that in case any applicant or his authorised agent considers that his/her application has been erroneously treated as abandoned, he/she should send a representation with all details along with sufficient documentary evidence substantiating his/her case.
All such representations and reply to examination reports, if any, should be submitted to office of CGPDTM by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, cc: email@example.com before 30/04/2016. Appropriate action by the office will be taken in all such matters in which representation is received within the aforesaid period.
It should also be noted that any representation to this effect submitted after 30/04/2016 will not be considered.
(Om Prakash Gupta)
Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks