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Section 1, Trade Marks Act 1999: Short Title, Extent & Commencement

Section 1 (Short title, extent and commencement) under Chapter I (Preliminary) of Trade Marks Act 1999 ⦂‒

❝(1) This Act may be called the Trade Marks Act, 1999.

(2) It extends to the whole of India.

(3) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint:

Provided that different dates may be appointed for different provisions of this Act, and any reference in any such provision to the commencement of this Act shall be construed as a reference to the coming into force of that provision.❞

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Preamble of the Act:

An Act to amend and consolidate the law relating to trade marks, to provide for registration and better protection of trade marks for goods and services and for the prevention of the use of fraudulent marks.

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Notes:

The Provisions of the Trade Marks Act, 1999 (47 of 1999) came into force with effect from 15th September, 2003 vide notification No. S.O. 1048(E), dated 15th September, 2003, see Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, sec. 3(ii).

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