Whether the Registrar is a Tribunal?

  1. The Registrar of Trademarks is Tribunal only when he performs some Quasi-Judicial functions under the Act. He has vast discretionary powers with regard to the matters pertaining to registration of Trademarks and other proceedings connecting there with. He has also the powers of a Civil Court in certain matters but he is not a Court.
  2. As and when he decided cases in respect of any proceedings under the Act, the Registrar is deemed to have exercised the Quasi-Judicial functions like that of other Tribunals.

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