The Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules 2013, with provisions relating to the international registration of trademarks under the Madrid Protocol, came into force in India from 8th July, 2013.

According to a statement from the Controller General of Trade Marks, any natural person or legal entity which as a real and effective industrial or commercial establishment in, or is domiciled in, or is a national of India and has got a registration of a trademark or an application pending for the registration of a trademark in India, may now make an online application for the international registration of the same under the Madrid Protocol.

For more information on the changes being implemented, read our next article which discusses the benefits of the Madrid Protocol.