Legal Services Act 2007

Prospective

Trade mark attorneysE+W

16(1)During the transitional period, every registered trade mark attorney is deemed to be authorised by the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys to carry on reserved instrument activities.E+W

(2)During that period, every authorised trade mark attorney is deemed to be authorised by the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys to administer oaths.

(3)During that period, every trade mark attorney body is deemed to be authorised by the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys to carry on the activities in sub-paragraph (4).

(4)Those activities are any activities which are reserved legal activities within sub-paragraph (5) and which—

(a)if the body is a partnership, any partner who is a registered trade mark attorney is authorised to carry on, or

(b)if the body is a body corporate, any director who is a registered trade mark attorney is authorised to carry on.

(5)Those activities are—

(a)the exercise of a right of audience;

(b)the conduct of litigation;

(c)reserved instrument activities;

(d)the administration of oaths.

(6)The authority conferred by any of sub-paragraphs (1) to (3) is exercisable in accordance with and subject to the regulatory arrangements of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys.

(7)In this paragraph—

  • authorised trade mark attorney” means a registered trade mark attorney who is authorised by the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys to carry on one or both of the following activities—

    (a)

    the exercise of a right of audience;

    (b)

    the conduct of litigation;

  • trade mark attorney body” means—

    (a)

    a partnership all the partners of which are registered trade mark attorneys,

    (b)

    a body corporate all the directors of which are registered trade mark attorneys, or

    (c)

    a partnership or body corporate which satisfies the conditions prescribed under section 85 of the Trade Marks Act 1994 (c. 26);

  • registered trade mark attorney” has the same meaning as in the Trade Marks Act 1994.

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Commencement Information

I1Sch. 5 para. 16 wholly in force: Sch. 5 para. 16 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 211; Sch. 5 para. 16(7) in force for certain purposes at 31.3.2009 by S.I. 2009/503, art. 3, Sch. 5 para. 16 in force at 1.1.2010 by S.I. 2009/3250, art. 2(b)(ii) (subject to art. 4, with art. 9)