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Rule 157

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157. Language of the Trade Marks Registry. –

(1) The language of the Trade Marks Registry shall be English:

Provided that the parties to a proceedings before the Trade Marks Registry may file documents drawn up in Hindi, if they so desire:

Provided further that that where-

(a) the Registrar permits the use of Hindi in the proceedings of the Tribunal and hearing in such proceedings, he may in his discretion direct English translation of pleadings and documents to be filed;

(b) the Trade Marks Registry located in "Region A" as defined in clause (f) of rule 2 of the Official Languages (Use for Official Purposes of the Union) Rules, 1976, the Registrar may, in his discretion, make final orders either in Hindi or in English.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in paragraph (I), where a final order is made in Hindi, an authenticated English translation thereof shall simultaneously be prepared and kept on record.