Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction

IPAB exercises jurisdiction over Trademarks, Patents and geographical indications as on date.

The Trademarks Act 1999(47of 1999) in its Statement of Objects and Reasons declared that to achieve the purposes for which the trademark law was re-enacted it was proposed, inter alia , to provide for an Appellate Board for speedy disposal of appeals and rectification applications which then lay before the High Courts. Accordingly the IPAB was established by the Central Government, which was notified in the Official Gazette …