On April 8, 2013 India deposited its instrument of accession to the international trademark system.
The treaty will enter into force for this State on July 8, 2013.
With the accession of India the total members of this system (European Union included) go up to 90.
It does not seem to stop the aggregation process to the international mark, which in 2012 saw four important new entries, with the accession by Mexico, Colombia, Philippines and New Zealand.
Under the international trademark system, a trademark owner may protect the mark in many Countries by filing one application in one language (Englih, French or Spanish) and paying fees in one currency (Swiss Francs).
An international registration produces the same effect as an application for registration of the mark in each of the contracting Countries designated by the applicant.