—(1) Upon receiving from the International Bureau notification of an international registration designating Singapore, the Registrar shall examine whether it satisfies the requirements of rule 5.
(2) For the purpose of paragraph (1), the Registrar may carry out a search, to such extent as he considers necessary, of earlier trade marks.
(2A) Where the mark to which the international registration relates contains or consists of a word or words in characters other than Roman or in a language other than English, the Registrar may require the holder to file with the Registrar a copy of a translation or, if the case requires, transliteration, of each word in English, certified or verified to the satisfaction of the Registrar.
(3) If it appears to the Registrar that the requirements of rule 5 are not met, or are met only in relation to some of the goods or services in respect of which protection in Singapore has been requested, he shall give notification of refusal to the International Bureau.
(4) The notification of refusal shall specify a period within which the holder may make representations.
(5) If the holder requires an extension of time to make representations, he shall file with the Registrar his request for an extension of time on Form TM 49 before the expiry of the period in question or any extended period previously granted by the Registrar.
(6) A holder making representations shall file with the Registrar an address for service in Singapore on Form TM 1.