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Rule 14

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14. Service of documents. –

(1) All applications, notices, statements, papers having representations affixed thereto, or other documents authorized or required by the Act or the rules made thereunder, served, left or sent, at or to the Trade Marks Registry or with or to the Registrar or any other person may be delivered by hand or sent through the post by a prepaid letter or may be submitted electronically in the manner as laid down by the Registrar.

(2) An application or any document so sent shall be deemed to have been made, served, left or sent at the time when the letter containing the same would be delivered in the ordinary course of post.

(3) In proving such sending, it shall be sufficient to prove that the letter was properly addressed and put into the post.

(4) After the filing of an application in the Trade Marks Registry, any person while making any correspondence relating thereto shall furnish the following particulars, namely:-

(a) the application number or numbers, if any;

(b) the date and place of filing;

(c) the appropriate class or classes, as the case may be, in relation to which the application is filed;

(d) an address for communication; and

(e) the concerned agent's code, if any, and the concerned Proprietor's code, if allotted.

(5) The Registrar after informing the public in the Journal may accept applications, notices, statements, or other documents online through the gateway provided for this purpose, or in case of documents not requiring the payment of a fee, through e-mail to a designated email address for the purpose.