Duration, renewal and alteration of registered trade mark
—(1) A trade mark shall be registered for a period of 10 years from the date of registration.
(2) Registration may be renewed in accordance with section 19 for further periods of 10 years.
—(1) The registration of a trade mark may be renewed at the request of the proprietor, subject to payment of the prescribed renewal fee.
(2) The Minister may make rules for the Registrar to inform the proprietor of a registered trade mark, before the expiry of the registration, of the date of expiry and the manner in which the registration may be renewed.
(3) A request for renewal shall be made, and the renewal fee paid, on or before the date of expiry of the registration.
(4) Renewal shall take effect from the expiry of the previous registration.
(5) If the registration is not renewed in accordance with this section and the rules referred to in subsection (2), the Registrar shall remove the trade mark from the register.
(6) The Minister may make rules to provide for the restoration of the registration of a trade mark which has been removed from the register, subject to such conditions, if any, as may be prescribed.
—(1) Subject to subsection (2), a registered trade mark shall not be altered in the register, either during the period of registration or on renewal.
(2) The Registrar may, at the request of the proprietor, allow the alteration of a registered trade mark where the mark includes the proprietor’s name or address and the alteration is limited to alteration of that name or address and does not substantially affect the identity of the mark.
(3) The Minister may make rules for the publication of any such alteration and the making of objections by any person claiming to be affected by it.