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The Law and Practice under the Trade Marks Act, 1940

Nature volume 158, page 604 (02 November 1946) | Download Citation



AT a time when India is about to become self-governing and replace outside influences by Incite it is not uninteresting to note that only so recently as 1940 India adopted, almost entirely, the English law relating to the registration of trade marks. It is, however, somewhat startling to realize that a country with such strong commercial interests as India should have managed without registered trade marks until that date, and that traders were obliged to rely on cumbersome and expensive passing-off actions to protect their name and goods. Appar ently until after the First World War attempts at legislation in that direction met with only lukewarm encouragement, and it was not until the twenties that the matter received popular support from the Indian commercial public.

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