Trademarks Registry’s 5 offices misplace 44,000 files
The Trademarks Registry offices located in five major cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Ahmadabad have shockingly revealed through the DIPP (Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion) that 44,404 files have been misplaced or have gone missing from its offices.
The DIPP conducted an enquiry as directed by the Delhi High Court and according to the investigation the files went missing when the Trademarks Registry was decentralized in 2006-07 and all registered files were sent to respective branch Registries.
The table below states the position of the missing files, as submitted by the DIPP on April 5, 2011.
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