What is the inter-relationship between registered design and trade mark? Can the shape of the article be covered under the Trademarks Act?

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Prior to the enactment of Trademarks Act, 1999, the Law did not permit even non-functional shape of a good under the trade marks law. Now it is possible to obtain trade mark registration for goods that have a special shape which does not have any bearing on the functionality. The Trademarks Act does not insists… Read more »