Long Title

Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II REGISTRATION OF TRADE MARKS

Introductory

Application for registration of trade mark

Grounds for refusal of registration

Priority

Registration procedure

Series of trade marks

Duration, renewal and alteration of registered trade mark

Cancellation, revocation and invalidity

Miscellaneous

Part III RIGHTS AND REMEDIES OF PROPRIETOR OF REGISTERED TRADE MARK

Rights of proprietor of registered trade mark

Infringement proceedings

Part IV REGISTERED TRADE MARK AS OBJECT OF PROPERTY

Part V LICENSING

Part VI OFFENCES

Part VII INTERNATIONAL MATTERS

The Madrid Protocol, etc.

The Paris Convention, the TRIPS Agreement and well known trade marks: supplementary provisions

Part VIII COLLECTIVE MARKS AND CERTIFICATION MARKS

Part IX ADMINISTRATIVE AND OTHER SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

The Registrar

The Register

Powers and duties of Registrar

Forms, fees, hours of business and publication

Trade mark agents

Part X ASSISTANCE BY BORDER AUTHORITIES

Border enforcement measures

Powers of search

Part XI MISCELLANEOUS AND GENERAL PROVISIONS

FIRST SCHEDULE Collective Marks

SECOND SCHEDULE Certification Marks

THIRD SCHEDULE Transitional Provisions

Legislative Source Key

Legislative History

Comparative Table

Application for registration of trade mark as object of property
41.
—(1)  The provisions of sections 36, 37, 38 and 40 shall apply, with the necessary modifications, in relation to an application for the registration of a trade mark as they apply in relation to a registered trade mark.
(2)  For the purposes of subsection (1), the reference in section 37(1) to the granting of a registration shall be construed as a reference to the making of an application for the registration of a trade mark.
(3)  Any person claiming to be —
(a)
entitled to an interest in or under an application for registration of a trade mark by virtue of a registrable transaction; or
(b)
affected by a registrable transaction,
may give to the Registrar notice of the prescribed particulars of the transaction.
[3/2007 wef 02/07/2007]
(4)  The following are registrable transactions under subsection (3):
(a)
an assignment of an application for registration of a trade mark or any right in it;
(b)
the grant of a licence under an application for registration of a trade mark;
(c)
the granting of any security interest (whether fixed or floating) over an application for registration of a trade mark or any right in or under it;
(d)
the making by personal representatives of an assent in relation to an application for registration of a trade mark or any right in or under it;
(e)
an order of the Court or other competent authority transferring an application for registration of a trade mark or any right in or under it.
[3/2007 wef 02/07/2007]
(5)  The Registrar shall maintain a record of each notice given to him under subsection (3).
[3/2007 wef 02/07/2007]
(6)  Until the notice referred to in subsection (3) has been given to the Registrar in respect of a transaction referred to in subsection (4)(a), (c), (d) or (e), the transaction is ineffective as against a person acquiring a conflicting interest in or under the application for registration of a trade mark in ignorance of the transaction.
[3/2007 wef 02/07/2007]
(7)  For the avoidance of doubt, subsection (6) shall not apply to any registrable transaction relating to —
(a)
a licence under an application for registration of a trade mark; or
(b)
any right in or under the licence.
[3/2007 wef 02/07/2007]
(8)  Provision may be made by rules as to —
(a)
the amendment of the record maintained by the Registrar relating to the particulars of a grant of a licence under an application for registration of a trade mark, notice of which has been given to the Registrar under subsection (3), so as to reflect any alteration of the terms of the licence; and
(b)
the removal from the records maintained by the Registrar of the particulars of a grant of a licence under an application for registration of a trade mark, notice of which has been given to the Registrar under subsection (3) —
(i)
where it appears from the particulars that the licence was granted for a fixed period and that period has expired; or
(ii)
where no such period is indicated and, after such period as may be prescribed, the Registrar has notified the parties of his intention to remove the particulars from the records.
[3/2007 wef 02/07/2007]
(9)  Provision may also be made by rules as to the amendment of the record maintained by the Registrar relating to, or the removal from the records maintained by the Registrar of, the particulars of the granting of a security interest over an application for registration of a trade mark on the application of, or with the consent of, the person entitled to the benefit of that interest.
[3/2007 wef 02/07/2007]