Union Cabinet Decisions: 13 March 2019

The Union Cabinet approved the issuance of statutory notifications for the General Elections to the Lok Sabha 2019 under sub-section (2) of Section 14 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. The sub-section (2) provides for calling upon the parliamentary constituencies to elect Members to the House of the People, on the dates to be recommended by the Election Commission of India in its Proceedings.

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on 13 March 2019 approved accession of India to Nice Agreement, Vienna Agreement, and Locarno Agreement. The Nice Agreement concerns the International Classification of Goods and Services for the purposes of registration of marks.

The Union Cabinet approved Promulgation of the Daman and Diu Civil Courts (Amendment) Regulation, 2019, and the Dadra and Nagar Haveli (Civil Courts and Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Regulation, 2019. The promulgation was approved under Article 240 of the Indian Constitution.

Accession to the Nice, Vienna and Locarno Agreements will help the Intellectual Property Office in India to harmonize the classification systems for examination of trademark and design applications. It would give an opportunity to include Indian designs, figurative elements, and goods in the international classification systems.

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