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The Trade Marks Rules 2008

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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; section 66

    4. 4.Requirement as to fees

  3. Application for registration

    1. 5.Application for registration; section 32 (Form TM3)

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

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

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

    5. 9.Determination of classification

    6. 10.Prohibition on registration of mark consisting of arms; section 4

    7. 11.Address for service

    8. 12.Failure to provide an address for service

    9. 13.Deficiencies in application; section 32

    10. 14.Notifying results of search

    11. 15.Compliance with request for expedited examination

  4. Publication, observations, oppositions and registration

    1. 16.Publication of application for registration; section 38(1)

    2. 17.Opposition proceedings: filing of notice of opposition; section 38(2) (Form TM7)

    3. 18.Opposition proceedings: filing of counter-statement and cooling off period (Forms TM8, TM9c & TM9t)

    4. 19.Opposition proceedings: preliminary indication (Form TM53)

    5. 20.Opposition proceedings: evidence rounds

    6. 21.Procedure for intervention

    7. 22.Observations on application to be sent to applicant; section 38(3)

    8. 23.Publication of registration; section 40

  5. Amendment of application

    1. 24.Amendment of application; section 39 (Form TM21)

    2. 25.Amendment of application after publication; section 39 (Form TM7)

  6. Division, merger and series of marks

    1. 26.Division of application; section 41 (Form TM12)

    2. 27.Merger of separate applications or registrations; section 41 (Form TM17)

    3. 28.Registration of a series of trade marks; section 41 (Form TM12)

  7. Collective and certification marks

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

    2. 30.Amendment of regulations of collective and certification marks; Schedule 1 paragraph 10 and Schedule 2 paragraph 11 (Forms TM36 & TM7)

    3. 31.Registration subject to disclaimer or limitation; section 13

    4. 32.Alteration of registered trade marks; section 44 (Forms TM25 & TM7)

    5. 33.Surrender of registered trade mark; section 45 (Forms TM22 & TM23)

  8. Renewal and restoration

    1. 34.Reminder of renewal of registration; section 43

    2. 35.Renewal of registration; section 43 (Form TM11)

    3. 36.Delayed renewal and removal of registration; section 43 (Form TM11)

    4. 37.Restoration of registration; section 43 (Form TM13)

  9. Revocation, invalidation and rectification

    1. 38.Application for revocation (on the grounds of non-use); section 46(1)(a) or (b) (Forms TM8(N) & TM26(N))

    2. 39.Application for revocation (on grounds other than non-use); section 46(1)(c) or (d) (Forms TM8 & TM26(O))

    3. 40.Application for revocation (on grounds other than non-use): evidence rounds

    4. 41.Application for invalidation: filing of application and counter-statement; section 47 (Forms TM8 & TM26(I))

    5. 42.Application for invalidation: evidence rounds

    6. 43.Setting aside cancellation of application or revocation or invalidation of registration; (Form TM29)

    7. 44.Procedure on application for rectification; section 64 (Form TM26(R))

    8. 45.Procedure for intervention

  10. The register

    1. 46.Form of register; section 63(1)

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

    3. 48.Entry in register of particulars of registrable transactions; section 25

    4. 49.Application to register or give notice of transaction; sections 25 & 27(3) (Form TM16, TM24, TM50 & TM51)

    5. 50.Public inspection of register; section 63(3)

    6. 51.Supply of certified copies etc; section 63(3) (Form TM31R)

    7. 52.Request for change of name or address in register; section 64(4) (Form TM21)

    8. 53.Removal of matter from register; sections 25(5)(b) and 64(5) (Form TM7)

  11. Change of classification

    1. 54.Change of classification; sections 65(2) & 76(1)

    2. 55.Opposition to proposals; sections 65(3), (5) & 76(1) (Form TM7)

  12. Request for information, inspection of documents and confidentiality

    1. 56.Request for information; section 67(1) (Form TM31C)

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

    3. 58.Inspection of documents; sections 67 & 76(1)

    4. 59.Confidential documents

  13. Agents

    1. 60.Proof of authorisation of agent may be required; section 82 (Form TM33)

    2. 61.Registrar may refuse to deal with certain agents; section 88

  14. Proceedings before and decision of registrar, evidence and costs

    1. 62.General powers of registrar in relation to proceedings

    2. 63.Decisions of registrar to be taken after hearing

    3. 64.Evidence in proceedings before the registrar; section 69

    4. 65.Registrar to have power of an official referee; section 69

    5. 66.Hearings before registrar to be in public

    6. 67.Costs of proceedings; section 68

    7. 68.Security for costs; section 68

    8. 69.Decision of registrar (Form TM5)

  15. Appeals

    1. 70.Decisions subject to appeal; section 76(1)

    2. 71.Appeal to person appointed; section 76

    3. 72.Determination whether appeal should be referred to court; section 76(3)

    4. 73.Hearing and determination of appeal; section 76(4)

  16. Correction of irregularities, calculation and extension of time

    1. 74.Correction of irregularities in procedure

    2. 75.Interrupted day

    3. 76.Delays in communication services

    4. 77.Alteration of time limits (Form TM9)

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

    1. 78.Filing of documents by electronic means

    2. 79.Electronic communications

    3. 80.Directions on hours of business; section 80

    4. 81.Trade Marks Journal; section 81

    5. 82.Translations

  18. Transitional provisions and revocations

    1. 83.Revocation of previous rules and proceedings commenced under previous rules

  19. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Extension of time limits

    2. SCHEDULE 2


  20. Explanatory Note

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