Powers and duties of Registrar
—(1) The Registrar may award costs in respect of the matters, and in the amounts provided for in rules made under this Act, against any party to proceedings brought before him.
(2) The rules may provide for the taxation of the costs, or any part of the costs, by the Registrar.
(3) A party desirous to obtain costs or to have the costs taxed must apply to the Registrar in accordance with the rules.
(4) If a party is ordered to pay the costs of another party, the costs may be recovered in a court of competent jurisdiction as a debt due by the first party to the other party.
[Aust. Trade Marks Act 1995, s. 221]
70. If a person who neither resides nor carries on business in Singapore —
gives notice of opposition under section 13; or
the Registrar may require the person to give security for the costs for the proceedings and may, if security is not given, dismiss the proceedings.
[Aust. Trade Marks Act 1995, s. 222]
71. The Registrar may, for the purposes of any proceedings before him under this Act —
receive evidence on oath, whether orally or otherwise; and
require the production of documents or articles.
[Patents 1995 Ed., s. 8]
—(1) A person who has been summoned to appear as a witness before the Registrar shall not, without lawful excuse, fail to appear in obedience to the summons.
(2) A person who has been required by the Registrar to produce a document or article shall not, without lawful excuse, fail to produce the document or article.
—(1) A person who appears before the Registrar shall not, without lawful excuse, refuse to be sworn or to make an affirmation, or to produce documents or articles, or to answer questions, which he is lawfully required to produce or answer.
(2) Any person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $2,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or to both.
[Patents 1995 Ed., s. 10]
—(1) The Office and the Registrar shall not be taken to warrant the validity of the registration of a trade mark under this Act or under any treaty, convention, arrangement or engagement to which Singapore is a party.
(2) Neither the Office nor the Registrar is subject to any liability by reason of, or in connection with, any examination required or authorised by this Act, or any such treaty, convention, arrangement or engagement, or any report or other proceedings consequent on such examination.
(3) No proceedings shall lie against an officer of the Office or the Registrar in respect of any matter for which, by virtue of this section, the Office or the Registrar is not liable.
[UK Trade Marks Act 1994, s. 70]
—(1) Except as provided under subsection (2) or by rules made under this Act, there shall be no appeal from a decision of the Registrar for any matter under this Act or the rules made thereunder.
(2) The following shall be subject to appeal to the Court:
decision of the Registrar as to the registrability of a trade mark;
decision of the Registrar not to allow any alteration of a registered trade mark as described in section 20;
decision of the Registrar relating to an application for revocation under section 22;
decision of the Registrar relating to an application for a declaration of invalidity under section 23;
decision of the Registrar under section 67.