Trade Marks Act, 1999
68. Additional grounds for removal of registration of collective mark –
The registration of a collective mark may also be removed from the register on the ground.-
(a) that the manner in which the collective mark has been used by the proprietor or authorized user has caused it to become liable to mislead the public as a collective mark, or
(b) that the proprietor has failed to observe, or to secure the observance of the regulations governing the use of the mark, or
Explanation 1.- For the purposes of this Chapter, unless the context otherwise requires "authorizes user" means a member of an association to sue the registered collective mark of the association.
Explanation II.- For the purposes of this Act, use of a collective mark by an authorized user referred to in Explanation 1 shall be deemed to be the use by the registered proprietor thereof.