Pending Trademark Disputes

The number of trademark dispute applications/files, which are under opposition and pending in the various offices of the Trade Marks Registry, is as under:-

Branch of Trade Marks Registry

Number of opposition cases

Mumbai

40442

Delhi

47902

Chennai

17640

Kolkata

9814

Ahmedabad

10304

Total:

126102

 

Number of missing registered trademark files from the various offices of the Trade Marks Registry is as under:

Branch of Trade Marks Registry

Missing physical trademark

files as on  28th July  2011

Mumbai

1251

Delhi

1875

Chennai

4688

Kolkata

 287

Ahmedabad

   82

Total:

8183

 

The backlog in the Trade Marks Registry has arisen because of approximately 100% increase in the applications filed since 2001-02 and also due to lack of adequate manpower as   out of 122 sanctioned posts of officers of the rank of examiners and above, 71 posts are lying vacant. Recruitment agencies have been requested to hasten the recruitment process in order to fill up the vacant posts in the Trade Marks Registry.  Other steps such as introduction of free search facilities and digitization of records have also been taken to streamline the registration procedure.

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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