—(1) In all legal proceedings relating to a protected international design (Singapore), the registration of a person as the holder of the international registration relating to a protected international design (Singapore) shall be prima facie evidence of the validity of that international registration and of any subsequent assignment or other transmission of it.
(2) Judicial notice shall be taken of —
the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement and the Common Regulations;
a copy of an entry in the International Register issued by the International Bureau; and
a copy of the Bulletin published by the International Bureau.
(3) Any document referred to in paragraph (2)(b) or (c) shall be admissible as evidence of any instrument or act of the International Bureau referred to in the document.
(4) Evidence of any document issued by the International Bureau, or of any entry in or extract from such a document, may be given in any legal proceedings by the production of a copy thereof, and such a copy shall be received in evidence.
(5) In this rule, “legal proceedings” include proceedings before the Registrar.
18. Any act required or authorised under these Rules to be done by or to a person in connection with —
a request for protection of a design as a protected international design (Singapore); or
any procedure relating to a protected international design (Singapore),
may be done by or to an agent authorised by that person orally or in writing.
19. If in any civil proceedings relating to a protected international design (Singapore), a question arises as to the use to which the design has been put, the holder of the international registration relating to the design shall bear the burden of showing what use has been made of it.
20. Notwithstanding any written law or rule of law, the Registrar may communicate to the International Bureau any information which Singapore is required to communicate under these Rules, the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement or the Common Regulations.
—(1) Except as otherwise provided in these Rules, the Registered Designs Rules (R 1) shall apply, with the necessary modifications, in relation to an international registration designating Singapore and to a protected international design (Singapore) as they apply in relation to an application for registration of a design and to a registered design.
(2) The provisions of the Act and the Registered Designs Rules relating to costs and security for costs and to evidence before the Registrar shall apply in relation to proceedings under these Rules in the same manner as they apply in relation to proceedings relating to a registered design or an application for registration of a design.