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Trade Marks Act 1994

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28 Licensing of registered trade mark.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)A licence to use a registered trade mark may be general or limited.

A limited licence may, in particular, apply—

(a)in relation to some but not all of the goods or services for which the trade mark is registered, or

(b)in relation to use of the trade mark in a particular manner or a particular locality.

(2)A licence is not effective unless it is in writing signed by or on behalf of the grantor.

Except in Scotland, this requirement may be satisfied in a case where the grantor is a body corporate by the affixing of its seal.

(3)Unless the licence provides otherwise, it is binding on a successor in title to the grantor’s interest.

References in this Act to doing anything with, or without, the consent of the proprietor of a registered trade mark shall be construed accordingly.

(4)Where the licence so provides, a sub-licence may be granted by the licensee; and references in this Act to a licence or licensee include a sub-licence or sub-licensee.

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