Mumbai’s iconic 114-year-old Taj Mahal Palace (Gateway of India) just got itself registered under the Trademark Act of 1999.
The elite hotel has now joined the small group of trademarked properties of the world which include the Empire State Building in New York, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and Sydney Opera House. It is the first in India.
Now that the historical building has been registered, it is difficult and nearly impossible to use Taj Mahal Palace's images for commercial purposes without paying the company a licensing fee.
But don't worry, it does not prevent locals and tourists from clicking pictures of the iconic building as long as it is not sold for commercial benefits.