25th November 2015 |
The objective of the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks is to create a modern and dynamic international framework for the harmonisation of administrative trademark registration procedures. The Singapore Treaty reflects the various worldwide developments that have occurred since the early 1990’s as well as simplifying and streamlining various administrative procedures. While the provisions of the earlier Trademark Law Treaty are maintained, a number of additional provisions are included in the Treaty. The amendments made to the Trade Marks Rules, 1996 align with amendments made in primary trade marks legislation, in the context of the Intellectual Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2014, aimed at facilitating Ireland’s accession to the Singapore Treaty.
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