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Concerns grow over Indian trade mark office problems

Peter Ollier, Hong Kong

Admissions that over 44,000 trade mark files have gone missing in India and that the trade mark database is full of errors are just the latest in a litany of administrative errors, incompetence and corruption at the country’s trade mark offices

On April 7 Justice Muralidhar of the Delhi High Court asked the government to reform the Trade Mark Office after an investigation revealed that the office had lost 44,404 trade mark registrations without even realising.

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