(arranged in reverse chronological order of changes made)
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|Date of change||Changes|
|24 June 2022||
The chapters on “Amendment of pleadings”, “Consolidation of proceedings”, “Procedure where leave is sought to file further evidence” and “Security for costs” have been revised to:
(a) reflect the latest practice of the Registry in inviting comments from the parties in various interlocutory matters before issuing a provisional determination;
(b) allow the Registry more flexibility in such practice; and
(c) reflect various miscellaneous textual revisions.
|25 March 2022||
The chapter on “Revocation of registration on grounds of non-use” has been revised to provide more details on the actual date of registration of the underlying original registrations in respect of a merged registration.
|4 February 2022||
The chapter on “Search” has been revised mainly to –
(a) reflect the latest practice of the Registry in conducting dictionary and Internet searches for considering absolute grounds for refusal;
(b) update the references to the Internet sites and reference books to which the Registry may refer when conducting searches; and
(c) make various miscellaneous textual revisions.
|28 January 2022||
The chapter on “Deficiencies checking” has been revised to elaborate and clarify the issue on graphical representation of smell marks.