False representation of a mark as a registered trademark

Section 107 lays out penalties for “falsely representing a trademark as registered.” Sub-section (1)(a) penalizes the false representation of a mark as a registered trademark,  when the mark is not a registered trademark in fact. Such a false representation is punishable, such as imprisonment up to three years, or fine, or both. It is not a mandatory that a registered trademark must  marked with the  “®”  symbol under India Trademark Law.

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虛假陳述商標為註冊商標

因虛假陳述為註冊商標,四位印度商標申請人Quality Sweets & Namkeens、Kids Fun Foods India Pvt. Ltd. 、Gunal Foods Pvt. Ltd. 、SRK Food Products因分別使用®符號於兩個印度商標「Kidsfun」 與 「Tofo」,被商標助理司法常務官Chennai依印度商標法第115(1) 條之虛假陳述為註冊商標提出刑事起訴,根據印度商標法107(1)(a)對虛假陳述商標為註冊商標之處罰辦法,當該商標實際上非註冊商標,可判處3年以下有期徒刑或罰款,或二者併罰。印度商標法並無強制規定是否應就已註冊商標標示®符號,但未經註冊或在申請階段之商標,如標示已註冊商標之®符號乃屬違法行為。

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