—(1) The Registrar and any officer of the Registry shall not be taken to warrant the correctness or validity of a grant of protection or the registration of a denomination under this Act or under any international agreement or convention to which Singapore is a party.
(2) The Registrar, any officer of the Registry and any officer of a local prescribed examination authority referred to in section 17(1), shall not incur any liability by reason only of, or in connection with, any examination required or authorised by this Act, or any such international agreement or convention, or any report or other proceedings consequent on such examination.
—(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) or by rules made under this Act, there shall be no appeal to the Court from a decision of the Registrar for any matter under this Act.
(2) The following shall be subject to appeal to the Court:
a decision of the Registrar to decline to make a grant of protection;
a decision of the Registrar to make a grant of protection;
a decision of the Registrar approving or disapproving a proposed denomination.
[HK Plant Ord. 1997, s. 6]
49. The Minister may make rules for the publication by the Registrar of —
the forms to be used for any purpose relating to a grant of protection or any other proceedings before the Registrar under this Act; and
the practice directions issued by the Registrar.
—(1) There shall be paid in respect of applications and other matters before the Registrar under this Act such fees as may be prescribed.
(2) The Minister may make rules as to the remission of fees under prescribed circumstances.
(3) All fees collected shall be paid into the funds of the Registry.
[Trade Marks 1999 Ed., s. 77]
—(1) The Registrar may issue practice directions to specify —
the hours of business of the Registry; and
the days which are to be treated as excluded days.
(2) The Minister may prescribe the effect of doing any business under this Act —
on any day after the hours of business of the Registry; or
on any day which is an excluded day.
(3) For the purposes of subsections (1) and (2) —
different hours of business may be specified for different classes of business;
different excluded days may be specified for different classes of business; and
different effects of doing business —
outside the hours of business of the Registry; or
on an excluded day,
may be prescribed for different classes of business.
[Trade Marks 1999 Ed., s. 78]
—(1) The Registrar or any person authorised by him in writing may, in his discretion, compound any offence under this Act which is prescribed as a compoundable offence by collecting from a person reasonably suspected of having committed the offence a sum not exceeding $2,000.
(2) The Office may, with the approval of the Minister, make regulations to prescribe the offences which may be compounded.
(2A) On payment of such sum of money, no further proceedings shall be taken against such person in respect of the offence.
(3) All sums collected under this section shall be paid into the funds of the Office.
[HK Plant Ord. 1997, s. 42]
53. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in the Criminal Procedure Code (Cap. 68), a District Court shall have jurisdiction to try any offence under this Act and shall have power to impose the full penalty or punishment in respect of the offence.
—(1) The Minister may make rules —
for prescribing anything authorised or required by this Act to be prescribed; and
generally for regulating practice and procedure under this Act.
(2) Without affecting the generality of subsection (1), rules made under this section may make provision —
as to the manner of making applications and filing other documents and in respect of anything that is to accompany or to be furnished together with any application;
as to the procedure to be followed in connection with any application or request to the Registrar or in connection with any proceedings or other matter before the Registrar, and the rectification of irregularities of procedure;
providing for the testing and treatment of plant varieties to which applications relate;
requiring and regulating the translation of documents and the filing and authentication of any translation;
as to the service of documents;
prescribing time limits for anything required to be done under this Act;
providing for the extension of any time limit prescribed or specified by the Registrar, whether or not it has already expired;
providing for the forfeiture of any priority given in respect of an application;
authorising the preparation, publication, sale and exchange of copies of diagrams, photographs and documents filed with the Registry, and indexes and abridgments to them;
prescribing the mode of publishing any matters required by this Act to be published;
prescribing the requirements to be met in selecting the denomination of plant varieties, and providing for the approval or rejection by the Registrar of any denomination or the amendment to any denomination; and
prescribing fees and charges for the purposes of this Act.