(arranged in reverse chronological order of changes made)

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Date of change Changes
8 August 2017

The chapters on “Evidence”, “Opposition to registration”, “Revocation of registration on grounds of non-use”, “Revocation of registration (including defensive, collective and certification marks) on grounds other than non-use” and “Declaration of invalidity of registration of trade mark, collective or certification mark” have been revised to highlight the difference between pleadings and evidence, and the requirement that evidence shall be filed by way of statutory declaration or affidavit.

21 April 2017 The chapter on “Applications for extension of time (other than under rules 13(3) and 13(6))” has been revised to clarify that the time limits under rules 16(3) and 17(2) are not non-extendible pursuant to rule 95.
4 January 2017 The chapters on “Classification” and “Cross search list” have been revised due to the adoption of the 2017 version of the eleventh edition of the Nice Classification with effect from 1 January 2017.