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The Madrid Protocol – A new opportunity for Indian Brand Owners to file trademarks abroad / Mumbai, India




The Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks provides a means to simultaneously seek protection for a trademark in a large number of countries. It is simple, saves time and is cost-effective. India started accepting Madrid applications on July 8, 2013. Till date, a very limited number of applications originating from India have been filed using this new system. At the same time, India has been designated more than 6000 times by foreign brand owners. Attend this seminar to learn more about the system and its advantages and receive practical input on filing strategies and how to avoid pitfalls based on the experiences of other countries.

Agenda:
09:30 am – 10:00 am: Registration
10:00 am – 10:30 am: Inauguration and Welcome Remarks – Shri R.A. Tiwari, Office of the Registrar of Trademarks
10:30 am – 11:30 am: Basics of the Madrid System and Advantages of Using it – Mr. Alan Morgan Datri, World Intellectual Property
Organization (WIPO) (Switzerland)
11:30 am – 11:45 am: Tea / Coffee Break
11:45 am – 12:45 pm: Case Studies on Filing Strategies for Large and Small Businesses — Ms. Sujata Chaudhri, Sujata Chaudhri IP Attorneys (India)
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm: Lunch
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm: Lessons Learned from Abroad – Mr. Stefan Edhammer, Clarke, Modet & Co. (Spain)
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm: INTA’s Global Trademark Resources – Ms. Simran Daryanani Zainulbhai, INTA (India)
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm: Tea / Coffee and Close of Program

Date:
Saturday, October 18, 2014

Time:
09:30 am – 3:15 pm

Location:
Meeting Room: CJ’s
ITC Grand Central
287, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Road,
Parel,
Mumbai 400012,
India

Pricing:
Members - $40
Non-Members - $50

Registration:
Please note that online payment via credit card is the only payment option available for this event. Online registration will close on Thursday, October 16, 2014.

For information on INTA sponsorship for this Seminar, please contact Paula Lee at plee@inta.org or +1-212-642-1721.

 

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LexOrbis

LexOrbis is an Intellectual Property law firm extending IP and legal services to global corporations, research institutions, technology driven industries and government entities in India as well as assisting Indian businesses to procure and protect IP rights across the globe. Founded in 1997 by five legal professionals, today, we have over 65 personnel including a team of 13 lawyers and a pool of over 22 scientific and technical experts from the field of life sceinces, information & communcation technology, software, electrical and electronics, etc. Our core practice areas include IP identification and protection, transactional & commercial issues, IP Enforcement and assertion, Litigations and general Advisory services.