Union Government Approves the proposal for accession to Nice, Vienna and Locarno

Union Government Approves the proposal for accession to Nice

Question: Recently Union Cabinet has approved which of the following Agreements?
(a) The Nice Agreement
(b) The Vienna Agreement
(c) The Locarno Agreement
(d) All of the above
Answer :(d)
Related Fact:

  • On 13th March 2019, UnionCabinet has approved the proposal for India’s Accession to the Nice, Vienna and Locarno Agreements.
  • This will harmonize the classification systems for examination of trademark and design applications, in line with the systems followed globally.
  • It is remarkable that Nice Agreement is based on the international classification of goods and services for the purposes of registration of marks.
  • Vienna Agreement leads to setting up an International classification of the figurative elements of marks.
  • Locarno Agreements deals with an International classification for industrial designs.
  • The accession is expected to instill confidence in foreign investors in relation to protection of IP’s in India.

Links:
https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/cabinet-nod-for-joining-nice-vienna-locarno-agreements-119031300587_1.html

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