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Registration of Domain names


APL IP attorneys provide advice, assistance, prepare and file applications for the registration on the following area of Intellectual property:-

Domain Name

A domain name shall be a mark which is a user friendly substitute for an Internet


Requirements for registration:-


A domain name if used as a source identifier may be registered as a trade mark

in respect of relevant goods or services.


The applicant for registration of domain name shall show that he offers goods or

services via internet using the domain name. such evidence shall be in the form of

specimen showing use of the domain name as a source identifier.


The use of a domain name shall be taken as source identifier if it is used on internet to distinguish goods or services of one undertaking from the other provided that use of a domain name as a mere directional reference, similar to use of a telephone number or business address shall not be taken as use of the domain name as a source identifier.


Indication of geographical origin of domain names:-


Notwithstanding the provisions of clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 14, a domain name may be registered which consist of marks or indications which may serve, in trade, to distinguish the geographical origin of the goods or services.


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