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The Trade Marks Rules 2000

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Preliminary

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Forms and directions of the registrar under s. 66

    4. 4.Requirement as to fees

  3. Application for registration

    1. 5.Applications for registration; s. 32 (Form TM3)

    2. 6.Claim to priority; ss. 35 & 36

    3. 7.Classification of goods and services; s. 34

    4. 8.Application may relate to more than one class and shall specify the class (Form TM3A)

    5. 9.Prohibition on registration of mark consisting of arms; s. 4

    6. 10.Address for service (Form TM33)

    7. 11.Deficiencies in application; s. 32

  4. Publication, observations, oppositions and registration

    1. 12.Publication of application for registration; s. 38(1)

    2. 13.Opposition proceedings; s. 38(2) (Forms TM7, TM8 & TM9c)

    3. 14.Decision of registrar in opposition proceedings

    4. 15.Observations on application to be sent to applicant; s. 38(3)

    5. 16.Publication of registration; s. 40

  5. Amendment of application

    1. 17.Amendment of application; s. 39 (Form TM21)

    2. 18.Amendment of application after publication; s. 39 (Form TM7)

  6. Division, merger and series of marks

    1. 19.Division of application; s. 41 (Form TM12)

    2. 20.Merger of separate applications or registrations; s. 41 (Form TM17)

    3. 21.Registration of a series of trade marks; s. 41 (Form TM12)

  7. Collective and certification marks

    1. 22.Filing of regulations for collective and certification marks; Schs. 1 & 2 (Form TM35)

    2. 23.Amendment of regulations of collective and certification marks; Sch. 1 para. 10 and Sch. 2 para. 11 (Forms TM36 & TM7)

  8. Disclaimers, limitations and alteration or surrender of registered trade mark

    1. 24.Registration subject to disclaimer or limitation; s. 13

    2. 25.Alteration of registered trade mark; s. 44 (Forms TM25 & TM7)

    3. 26.Surrender of registered trade mark; s. 45 (Forms TM22 & TM23)

  9. Renewal and restoration

    1. 27.Reminder of renewal of registration; s. 43

    2. 28.Renewal of registration; s. 43 (Form TM11)

    3. 29.Delayed renewal and removal of registration; s. 43 (Form TM11)

    4. 30.Restoration of registration; s. 43 (Form TM13)

  10. Revocation, invalidation and rectification

    1. 31.Procedure on application for revocation (on the grounds of non-use); s. 46(1)(a) and (b) (Forms TM8 & TM26(N))

    2. 32.Procedure on application for revocation (on grounds other than non-use); s.46(1)(c) or (d) (Forms TM8 & TM26(O))

    3. 33.Procedure on application for invalidation; s. 47 (Forms TM8 & TM26(I))

    4. 34.Procedure on application for rectification; s. 64 (Form TM26(R))

    5. 35.Procedure for intervention

  11. Case Management Conference and Pre-Hearing Review

    1. 36.Case Management Conference; s. 78

    2. 37.Pre-hearing review; s. 78

  12. The register

    1. 38.Form of register; s. 63(1)

    2. 39.Entry in register of particulars of registered trade marks; s. 63(2) (Form TM24)

    3. 40.Entry in register of particulars of registrable transactions; s. 25

    4. 41.Application to register or give notice of transaction; ss. 25 & 27(3) (Forms TM16, TM24, TM50 & TM51)

    5. 42.Public inspection of register; s. 63(3)

    6. 43.Supply of certified copies etc; s. 63(3) (Form TM31R)

    7. 44.Request for change of name or address in register; s. 64(4) (Forms TM21 & TM33)

    8. 45.Removal of matter from register; s. 64(5) (Form TM7)

  13. Change of classification

    1. 46.Change of classification; ss. 65(2) & 76(1)

    2. 47.Opposition to proposals; ss. 65(3) & 76(1) (Form TM7)

  14. Request for information, inspection of documents and confidentiality

    1. 48.Request for information; s. 67(1) (Form TM31C)

    2. 49.Information available before publication; section 67(2)

    3. 50.Inspection of documents; ss. 67 & 76(1)

    4. 51.Confidential documents

  15. Agents

    1. 52.Proof of authorisation of agent may be required; s. 82 (Form TM33)

    2. 53.Registrar may refuse to deal with certain agents; s. 88

  16. Decision of registrar, evidence and costs

    1. 54.Decisions of registrar to be taken after hearing

    2. 55.Evidence in proceedings before the registrar; s.69

    3. 56.Making and subscription of statutory declaration or affidavit

    4. 57.Registrar’s power to require documents, information or evidence

    5. 58.Registrar to have power of an official referee; s. 69

    6. 59.Hearings before registrar to be in public

    7. 60.Costs of proceedings; s. 68

    8. 61.Security for costs; s. 68

    9. 62.Decision of registrar (Form TM5)

  17. Appeals

    1. 63.Appeal to person appointed; s. 76

    2. 64.Determination whether appeal should be referred to court; s. 76(3)

    3. 65.Hearing of appeal; s. 76(4)

  18. Correction of irregularities, calculation and extension of time

    1. 66.Correction of irregularities of procedure

    2. 67.Calculation of times and periods

    3. 68.Alteration of time limits (Form TM9)

  19. Filing of documents, hours of business, Trade Marks Journal and translations

    1. 69.Filing of documents by electronic means

    2. 70.Directions on hours of business; s. 80

    3. 71.Trade Marks Journal; s. 81

    4. 72.Translations

  20. Transitional provisions and revocations

    1. 73.Pending applications for registration; Sch. 3, para. 10(2)

    2. 74.Revocation of previous Rules

  21. Signature

  22. Schedules

    1. Schedule 1–


    2. Schedule 2–

      Classification of goods (pre-1938)

    3. Schedule 3–

      Classification of goods and services

  23. Explanatory Note

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