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Section 14 – The Trade Marks Act, 1999

The Trade Marks Act,1999

 

14. Use of names and representations of living persons or persons recently dead.—

 

Where an application is made for the registration of a trade mark which falsely suggests a connection with any living person, or a person whose death took place within twenty years prior to the date of application for registration of the trade mark, the Registrar may, before he proceeds with the application, require the applicant to furnish him with the consent in writing of such living person or, as the case may be, of the legal representative of the deceased person to the connection appearing on the trade mark, and may refuse to proceed with the application unless the applicant furnishes the registrar with such consent.

 

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If a trade mark falsely suggests a connection with any living person, or a person whose death took place within twenty years prior to the date of application for registration of the trade mark then written consent of the living person or the legal representative of the deceased person is required to be furnished.

 

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