(arranged in reverse chronological order of changes made)
|Date of change||Changes|
|31 December 2009||The chapter on “Absolute grounds for refusal” has been revised to incorporate for applicants’ reference a checklist for preparing evidence of use.|
|30 September 2009||The chapter on “Variation and rectification of registration” has been revised to clarify the Registry’s practice of allowing correction of obvious errors or omissions in the register upon written request by the applicants.
The chapter on “Objections to correction of errors or omissions in the register” has been renamed “Correction of errors or omissions by the Registrar.” It has also been revised to clarify the circumstances under which section 57(6) of the Trade Marks Ordinance is applicable.
|18 September 2009||The chapter on “Consent, honest concurrent use and other special circumstances” has been revised to update the wording used for the endorsements in relation to consent and honest concurrent use.|
|19 June 2009||The chapter on “Renewal and restoration” has been revised by updating the factors to be considered when examining requests for restoration.|
|5 June 2009||The chapters on “Opposition to registration”, “Revocation of registration on grounds of non-use” and “Revocation of registration (including defensive, collective and certification marks) on grounds other than non-use” have been revised to highlight the fact that statement of grounds or counter-statement should not stray into evidence, and evidence should be filed by way of statutory declaration or affidavit at the evidence stage.|
|29 May 2009||The chapter on “Appeals against decisions of the Registrar” has been revised to align with the amendment of Order 100 rule 2 of the Rules of High Court and to reposition some paragraphs from page 3 to page 5 for clarity.|
|2 January 2009||The chapter on “Absolute grounds for refusal” has been revised to clarify the Registry’s examination practice in the section on “Section 11(5)(b) – bad faith”.|