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54 Power to make provision giving effect to Madrid Protocol.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The Secretary of State may by order make such provision as he thinks fit for giving effect in the United Kingdom to the provisions of the Madrid Protocol.

(2)Provision may, in particular, be made with respect to—

(a)the making of applications for international registrations by way of the Patent Office as office of origin;

(b)the procedures to be followed where the basic United Kingdom application or registration fails or ceases to be in force;

(c)the procedures to be followed where the Patent Office receives from the International Bureau a request for extension of protection to the United Kingdom;

(d)the effects of a successful request for extension of protection to the United Kingdom;

(e)the transformation of an application for an international registration, or an international registration, into a national application for registration;

(f)the communication of information to the International Bureau;

(g)the payment of fees and amounts prescribed in respect of applications for international registrations, extensions of protection and renewals.

(3)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), provision may be made by regulations under this section applying in relation to an international trade mark (UK) the provisions of—

(a)section 21 (remedy for groundless threats of infringement proceedings);

(b)sections 89 to 91 (importation of infringing goods, material or articles); and

(c)sections 92, 93, 95 and 96 (offences).

(4)An order under this section shall be made by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

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