EC Circular: Indian Trade Marks Registry’s Recent Backlog-Clearing Exercise Goes Awry

There has been a recent buzz about a mass backlog-clearing exercise by the Indian Trade Marks Registry conducted in March 2016, as a result of which the Registry ordered the abandonment of numerous trade mark applications. Unfortunately, some applications were abandoned erroneously.   Whilst subsequent developments have gone some way towards resolving this issue on the ground, e.g. the Registry’s …