1. These Rules may be cited as the Trade Marks (International Registration) Rules.
2. In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires —
“Common Regulations” means the regulations adopted under Article 10 of the Madrid Protocol, with effect from 1st April 1996, as replaced, revised or amended from time to time;
“international application” means an application to the International Bureau for registration of a trade mark in the International Register;
“International Bureau” means the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organisation;
“International Register” means the register of trade marks maintained by the International Bureau for the purposes of the Madrid Protocol;
“international registration” means the registration of a trade mark in the International Register;
“international registration designating Singapore” means an international registration in which a request has been made (either in the relevant international application or subsequently) for extension of protection to Singapore under Article 3ter (1) or (2) of the Madrid Protocol;
“protected international trade mark (Singapore)” has the meaning given by rule 17, and references to “protection” and “protected” shall be construed accordingly.
—(1) The fees set out in the First Schedule shall be payable to the Registrar in respect of the matters set out in that Schedule.
(2) In any case where a form specified in the First Schedule as the corresponding form in relation to any matter is required to be used, that form shall be accompanied by the fee specified in respect of that matter.
—(1) The Registrar shall publish in the Trade Marks Journal —
the forms referred to in these Rules;
the Registrar’s directions relating to the use of any form; and
any amendment or modification of any such form or direction.
(2) Any form may be modified on the direction of the Registrar for use in a case other than the case for which it is intended.
(3) The Registrar may accept, in lieu of any form, any document which is filed with the Registry for any purpose for which the form was published but which deviates from the form, if the document —
complies with every direction of the Registrar relating to the use of the form; and
is in a format that is acceptable to the Registrar.
(4) Any reference in these Rules to a numbered form shall be construed as a reference to the current version of the form bearing the corresponding number which is —
in the case of Forms MP 1, MP 2 and MP 3, in the Second Schedule; or
in the case of any other form, in the Second Schedule to the Trade Marks Rules (R 1); and
published in the Trade Marks Journal.