—(1) Notwithstanding anything in sections 6 and 15, where the Registrar is satisfied that a society has been registered (whether through inadvertence or otherwise and whether before, on or after 20th October 2008) by a name —
which is referred to in section 6(1); or
the use of which has been restrained by an injunction granted under the Trade Marks Act (Cap. 332),
the Registrar may, by a written direction, direct the society to change its name to such other name as he may approve in accordance with such terms and conditions as may be specified in the written direction.
(2) Every society which has been directed to change its name under subsection (1) shall comply with the written direction within such time as may be specified in the written direction, unless the written direction is annulled by the Minister.
(3) Any society that is aggrieved by the written direction of the Registrar to change its name under subsection (1) may, within 2 months of the issue of the written direction, appeal to the Minister whose decision shall be final.
(4) A change of name of a society pursuant to this Act shall not affect the identity of the society or any right or obligation of the society or any of its members or past members, and any legal proceedings that might have been continued or commenced by or against it by its former name may be continued or commenced by or against it by its new name.