The Trade and Merchandise Marks Act,1958
Section 131. Special provision relating to application for registration from citizens of convention countries
(1) With a view to the fulfilment of a treaty, convention or arrangement, with any country outside India which affords to citizens of India similar privileges as granted to its own citizens, the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, declare such country to be a convention country for the purpose of this Act.
(2) Where a person has made an application for the registration of a trade mark in a convention country and that person, or his legal representative or assignee, makes an application for the registration of the trade mark in India within six months after the date on which the application was made in the convention country, the trade mark shall, if registered under this Act, be registered as of the date on which the application was made in the convention country and that date shall be deemed for the purpose of this Act to be the date of registration.
(3) Where applications have been made for the registration of trade mark in two or more convention countries, the period of six months referred to in the last preceding sub-section shall be reckoned from the date on which the earlier or earliest of those applications was made.