(arranged in reverse chronological order of changes made)
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|Date of change||Changes|
|31 July 2020||
A new chapter on “Trade marks of companies incorporated in the Hong Kong SAR that are dissolved” has been added to provide details on the approach taken by the Registrar in situations such as where he becomes aware that the owner of a registered trade mark subject to invalidation or revocation proceedings is a dissolved Hong Kong company.
The chapter on “Evidence” has been revised to provide more guidance on pagination of exhibits, to clarify that a request to cross-examine a person who has filed a statutory declaration should be made as soon as practicable, and to reflect various miscellaneous textual amendments.
The chapter on “Hearings” has been revised to update the Registry’s practice on filing and service of authorities and skeleton arguments and to reflect various miscellaneous textual amendments.
|19 June 2020||
The following chapters have been updated to reflect –
(a) certain miscellaneous and technical amendments to the Ordinance introduced under the Trade Marks (Amendment) Ordinance 2020 with effect from 19 June 2020;
(b) the adoption of several new trade marks forms with effect from the same date; and also
(c) various miscellaneous textual revisions:
|16 June 2020||
The chapter on “Absolute grounds for refusal” has been updated to reflect -
(a) the addition of a new absolute ground for refusal of registration into the Ordinance concerning use of the national anthem in applied-for trade marks pursuant to the National Anthem Ordinance (Instrument A405) with effect from 12 June 2020; and
(b) various miscellaneous textual revisions.