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Section 1

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1. Short title, extent and commencement.—

(1) This Act may be called the Trade Marks Act, 1999.

(2) It extends to the whole of India.

(3) It shall come into force on such date*15th September, 2003, vide notification No. S.O. 1048(E), dated 15th September, 2003, see Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, sec. 3(ii)​ as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint: Provided that different dates may be appointed for different provisions of this Act, and any reference in any such provision to the commencement of this Act shall be construed as a reference to the coming into force of that provision.