Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests./ IPR related issues.
5) Discuss the objectives and features of recently approved Global Trademark System by Government of India, What are its significance and benefits for India? Elaborate.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is in the context of the recent decision of the cabinet – of approving the proposal for India’s Accession to the Nice, Vienna and Locarno Agreements, that would harmonize the classification systems for examination of trademark and design applications, in line with the systems followed globally.
Key demand of the question
The answer should bring out the benefits of such a decision, as to how the accession is expected to instill confidence in foreign investors in relation to protection of IPs in India. How the accession will facilitate in exercising rights in decision-making processes regarding review and revision of the classifications under the agreement among others.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive, you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer
Explain briefly the context of these agreements and highlight the significance.
The answer must cover the following aspects:
- The aims and objectives of the agreements .
- Significance and benefits for India: Accession to the Nice, Vienna and Locarno Agreements will help the Intellectual Property Office in India to harmonise the classification systems for examinational of trademark and design applications, in line with the classification systems followed globally. It would give an opportunity to include Indian designs, figurative elements and goods in the international classification systems. The accession is expected to instil confidence in foreign investors in relation to protection of IPs in India. The accession would also facilitate in exercising rights in decision making processes regarding review and revision of the classifications under the agreement.
- Way forward.
Conclude with optimism and the benefits it would bring to India.