Bar and Bench reports that to tackle the “backlog of about one lakh contested matters awaiting adjudication as of June 30, 2010″… “the Trademark registry has decided to engage [around 40] qualified retired government officials as Joint Registrar of Trade Marks on contract basis initially upto March 31, 2012.”
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The minimum eligibility criteria to apply for these positions are as follows:
i. Law graduate;
ii. Should be a retired Central or State Government official;
iii. Should have functioned in judicial or quasi-judicial capacity for a period of atleast 10 years.
With what seems like quite an attractive pay package (Rs. 50,000 per month), here’s hoping that this new proposal to staff the Trademark Registry works out well, and decreases some of that forthcoming burden that Sumathi pointed out here.