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India: Accession to Nice, Locarno and Vienna Classification Treaties

In early June 2019, India successfully deposited the instruments for accession to the three out of four classification treaties administered by WIPO, namely Locarno, Nice and Vienna Agreements. The Locarno classification is applied to classification of industrial designs, trade marks and services marks are classified according to the Nice Agreement and Vienna classification is used for marks containing figurative elements. All three treaties will come into force in India in September 2019.

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