—(1) In all legal proceedings relating to a protected international trade mark (Singapore), the registration of a person as the holder of a protected international trade mark (Singapore) shall be prima facie evidence of the validity of the original international registration and of any subsequent assignment or other transmission of it.
(2) Judicial notice shall be taken of the following:
the Madrid Protocol and the Common Regulations;
a copy of an entry in the International Register issued by the International Bureau;
a copy of the periodical gazette published by the International Bureau.
(3) Any document mentioned in paragraph (2)(b) or (c) shall be admissible as evidence of any instrument or other act of the International Bureau thereby ommunicated.
(4) Evidence of any instrument issued by the International Bureau or any entry in or extract from such a document may be given in any such proceedings by production of a copy; and such document purporting to be such a copy shall be received in evidence.
(5) In this rule, “legal proceedings” include proceedings before the Registrar.
30. Any act required or authorised by these Rules to be done by or to a person in connection with a request for protection of an international registration as a protected international trade mark (Singapore), or any procedure relating to a protected international trade mark (Singapore), may be done by or to an agent authorised by that person orally or in writing.
31. If in any civil proceedings relating to a protected international trade mark (Singapore), a question arises as to the use to which the trade mark has been put, it is for the holder to show what use has been made of it.
32. Notwithstanding any enactment or rule of law, the Registrar may communicate to the International Bureau any information which Singapore is required to communicate by virtue of these Rules or pursuant to the Madrid Protocol or the Common Regulations.
33. The Registrar may accept for transmission to the International Bureau fees payable to the International Bureau in respect of an application for international registration originating in Singapore or a renewal of such an international registration, subject to such terms and conditions as he may specify either —
generally by published notice; or
in any particular case, by written notice to the applicant desiring to make payment by such means.
—(1) Except as otherwise provided in these Rules, the Trade Marks Rules (R 1) shall, with the necessary modifications, apply in relation to an international registration designating Singapore and to a protected international trade mark (Singapore) as they apply in relation to an application for registration of a trade mark and to a registered trade mark.
(2) The provisions of rules under the Trade Marks 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 trade mark or application for registration of a trade mark.