India moves to patent the over century-old logos of Darjeeling’s ‘Toy Train’

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India has registered the logos of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) as its intellectual property. This means that the use of these logos anywhere in the world will now require written permission from India and the payment of a fee.

About Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also known as the DHR or the Toy Train, is a narrow-gauge railway built between 1879 and 1881.

Route: The railway runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling in West Bengal. 

UNESCO World Heritage Site: In 1999. UNESCO declared the DHR a World Heritage Site. Two more railway lines (Nilgiri and Kalka-Shimla) were later added and the site became known as one of the mountain railways of India.

Source: This post is based on the article “India moves to patent the over century-old logos of Darjeeling’s Toy Train” published in “Indian Express” on 8th November 2021.

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