Thursday, March 30, 2023

16 new bills on govt agenda in Winter session of Parliament

The union government’s agenda for the winter session of Parliament, which begins on December 7, includes 16 new bills, reports ANI news agency.
Some of the bills slated for introduction are the Trade Marks (Amendment) Bill, 2022, the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) (Amendment) Bill, 2022 and The Repealing and Amending Bill, 2022.
The Trade Marks (Amendment) Bill seeks to incorporate certain aspects of the Madrid Registration System. The Madrid system of International Registration for Marks provides a one-stop solution to enterprises for registering their trade-marks and protecting their brands in multiple countries.
The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) (Amendment) Bill, 2022, seeks to amend the parent Act to make some of the procedures simplified.
The North East Water Management Authority Bill, 2022, will seek creation of a new entity North East Water Management Authority (NEWMA) by winding up the existing Statutory Body, namely, the Brahmaputra Board. The winter session will go on till December 29, 2022 and there will be a total of 17 working days.
Lok Sabha will pay tributes to the members who passed away during the inter-session period on the first day.
This will be the first session which Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar will chair as Chairman of Rajya Sabha.


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