August 15, 2022
Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and TradeMark
What is ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’?
Owing to the celebration of the country’s people, vast culture and associated achievements on the occasion of the country’s 75th anniversary of independence, the government of India has launched a new program known as “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”. It is dedicated to the Indian people, who have been essential in bringing India thus far in its evolutionary path and possess the power and capacity to realize the vision of activating India 2.0, fueled by the energy of Aatmanirbhar Bharat (Self-dependent India).
Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav had begun on March 12, 2021, and will conclude a year later on 15 August 2023. This is a 75-week countdown owing to the 75 years of independence.
Aim of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav
The ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ has been initiated by the government of India with the sole purpose of creating a vision for India and its citizens in 2047. The Mahotsav is being commemorated on the basis of its five pillars: the 75-year struggle for independence, 75-year thoughts, 75-year successes, 75-year deeds, and 75-year goals. These pillars are intended to educate the next generation about the history and battle for freedom.
It would also motivate people to take action and accomplish their goal of an independent India. Amrit Mahotsav has been categorized as a celebration of our independence soldiers and for the occasion of the Indian liberation movement.
Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and IPR
We are well aware about the current situation with the Indian IPR matters and a huge backlog pending for processing.
Due to large number of pendency of Trademark Applications before Trademark Registry, the Trademark Office is taking initiative to run a special drive for disposal of IP disputes wherein the office has directed the parties to dispose the pending opposition and rectification cases and also the parties who have already settled their cases amicably should notify the Trademark Registry vide a formal settlement of the dispute.
Pursuant to this, the registry has launched a link in order to report such settled cases as https://ipindiaonline.gov.in/trademarkefiling/OppositionSettlementRequest.aspx and this link is available from August 02, 2022 to October 02, 2022.
This is very beneficial for the trademark applicants because now they can submit the documents online without any further hassle of going to the trademark registry. Moreover, the disputes that have not been solved yet are required to be resolved using alternate mechanisms.
What is trademark opposition? How to settle Trademark Opposition?
A trademark opposition arises at the level when the registrar has approved or accepted the application for the following trademark and then the mark is advertised seeking public opposition and when a third party makes an objection to the application of the trademark which is similar to the existing trademark for the purpose of preserving the rights of the already registered trademark.
The ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ event commemorates India’s tremendous progress during the last 75 years. This festival inspires us to rediscover our hidden capabilities and to take honest, collaborative action to reclaim our rightful place in the community of nations. We at MarkShield encourage parties under dispute to settle the matter amicably as this will not only help in reduction cost to the applicant’s spent on such disputes but also will corroborate in declination of pendency of trademark processing.
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