Updated to 5 March 2019 (Act No. 6 of 2019 and S.I. No. 78 of 2019)

Trade Marks Act 1996
No. 6 of 1996

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Whole Act 1 July 1996 Trade Marks Act, 1996 (Commencement) Order, 1996 (S.I. No. 198 of 1996)

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Application to be treated as an application under. S.I. No. 346 of 2001, regs. 1(2), 12(2) 19(2)(a)
Applied with modifications S.I. No. 346 of 2001, regs. 1(2), 3
Fees applied S.I. No. 346 of 2001, regs. 1(2), 26(2)(b)
  S.I. No. 229 of 2000, regs. 1(2), 8(1)-(2), 9(1)-(2)
Fees prescribed S.I. No. 403 of 1999, rls. 1(2), 3(2), sch. 2
  S.I. No. 433 of 1997, rl. 3, sch. 3
Restricted S.I. No 289 of 2015, 1(2), 1(3), 76(1)(a), 76(1)(d), 76(2)(g)
  27/2011, ss. 1(3), 50(1)(a)&(d), 50(2)
  36/2010, ss. 1(2), 40(1)(d), 40(2)
  34/2009, ss. 1(2), 107(1)(a), 107(2)(g)
Saver S.I. No. 68 of 2003, regs. 1(2), 4(4) & sch. 2
Trade mark treated as registered under S.I. No. 346 of 2001, regs. 1(2), 12(2)
  S.I. No. 229 of 2000, regs. 1(2), 8(1)
Trans. of cert. functns. under S.I. No. 480 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3(a), schedule
S. 2(1) amended S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 3
  S.I. No. 47 of 2016, reg. 3
  31/2006, s. 37
S. 2(3) amended S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 3(b)
S. 6(1) amended S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 4(a)
S. 6(2) substituted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 4(b)
S. 8(2)(a) amended S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 5(a)(i)
S. 8(2)(b) amended S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 5(a)(ii)
S. 8(2)(c) amended S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 5(a)(iii)
S. 8(4) substituted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 5(b)
S. 10(3) amended S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 6(a)
S. 10(3) substit. 31/2006, s. 38
S. 10(3A) inserted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 6(b)
S. 10(4)(a) amended S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 6(c)(i)
S. 10(4)(b) amended S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 6(c)(ii)
S. 10(4)(c) inserted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 6(c)(iii)
S. 10(5A) inserted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 6(d)
S. 10A inserted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 7
S. 11(1)(a) substituted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 8
S. 11(1)(c) am. 31/2006, s. 45
S. 13(1) amended S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 9(a)
S. 13(2A) inserted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 9(b)
S. 13A inserted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 10
S. 14(e),(f) inserted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 11(b)(ii)
S. 14(3) amended S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 11(a)
S. 14(3) substit. 31/2006, s. 39
S. 14(4)(c) amended S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 11(b)(i)
S. 14(4A) inserted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 11(c)
S. 15(2) amended S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 12(d)
S. 15(2)(a) substituted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 12(a)
S. 15(2)(b) substituted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 12(b)
S. 15(2)(c) amended S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 12(c)
S. 16A inserted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 13
S. 18A inserted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 14
S. 23 appl. 28/2000, ss. 1 (2), 145 (7), 264
S. 23, applic. ext. 39/2001, ss. 1 (2), 72 (7)
S. 23(6), subsec. substit. 28/2000, ss. 1 (2), 146
S. 25 construction of references S.I. No. 229 of 2000, regs. 1(2), 6
S. 25(2) substit. 31/2006, s. 40(a)
S. 25(2A) subsec. ins. 31/2006, s. 40(b)
S. 25(4) am. 31/2006, s. 40(c)
S. 28(1) substituted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 15(a)
S. 28(1A), (1B) inserted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 15(a)
S. 28(2) amended S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 15(b)
S. 28(6) amended S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 15(c)
S. 29(2)(ca) par. ins. 31/2006, ss. 41, 51(2)
S. 29(3) substit. 36/2014, s. 3(1)(a), (2)
S. 29(4) substit. 36/2014, s. 3(1)(b), (2)
S. 31(1) amended S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 16
S. 34(3) substituted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 17(a)
S. 34(4) substituted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 17(b)
S. 34(4A) inserted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 17(c)
S. 35(2A) inserted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 18
S. 39 substituted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 19
S. 41(2) am. 31/2006, s. 42
S. 43(2) amended S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 20(a)
S. 43(2A), (2B) inserted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 20(b)
S. 43(3) substituted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 20(c)
S. 43(4) substituted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 20(d)
S. 43A inserted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 21
S. 46 rls. made under S.I. No. 346 of 2001, regs. 1(2), 13(1)
S. 46(1)(a) substituted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 22
S. 48 non application of S.I. No. 346 of 2001, regs. 1(2), 15(1)
S. 48(1A) inserted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 23
S. 51 applied with mods. S.I. No. 346 of 2001, regs. 1(2), 18
  S.I. No. 229 of 2000, regs. 1(2), 4(1), (4)
S. 51(2) amended S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 24
S. 52 applied with mods. S.I. No. 346 of 2001, regs. 1(2), 18
  S.I. No. 229 of 2000, regs. 1(2), 4(1), (4)
S. 52(1) amended S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 25(a)
S. 52(2)(a) amended S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 25(b)(i)
S. 52(2)(b) amended S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 25(b)(ii)
S. 52(2)(c),(d) inserted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 25(b)(iii)
S. 52(2A),(2B) inserted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 25(c)
S. 52A inserted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 26
S. 54(1A) inserted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 27
S. 56 substituted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 28
S. 57 deleted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 29
S. 59 forms prescribed S.I. No. 346 of 2001, regs. 1(2), 19, 21(2) & schedule
S. 60(1)(a) am. 31/2006, s. 43(a)
S. 60(1)(aa) par. ins. 31/2006, s. 43(b)
S. 60(1)(b) am. 31/2006, s. 43(c)
S. 60(2) am. 31/2006, s. 45
S. 61(1) am. 31/2006, s. 45
S. 61(2) am. 31/2006, s. 45
S. 62(2) am. 31/2006, s. 45
S. 62(3) am. 31/2006, s. 45
S. 63(2) am. 31/2006, s. 45
S. 64(5) subsec. ins. 31/2006, s. 45
S. 70(3) restricted S.I. No. 346 of 2001, regs. 1(2), 25
S. 76 applied with mods. S.I. No. 229 of 2000, regs. 1(2), 4(1), (4)
S. 78 applied with mods. S.I. No. 229 of 2000, regs. 1(2), 4(1), (4)
S. 79 applied with mods. S.I. No. 229 of 2000, regs. 1(2), 4(1), (4)
S. 79(1) substit. 31/2006, s. 44
Pt. 5 (ss. 83-91), applic. ext. 39/2001, ss. 1 (2), 88 (6)
S. 83(1)(b) substit. S.I. No. 622 of 2007, reg. 3(a)
S. 83(2) substit. S.I. No. 622 of 2007, reg. 3(b)
S. 84 saver S.I. No. 47 of 2016, reg. 6
S. 85(1) substituted S.I. No. 47 of 2016, reg. 4(a)
S. 85(2) deleted S.I. No. 47 of 2016, reg. 4(b)
S. 85(3) deleted S.I. No. 47 of 2016, reg. 4(b)
S. 85(4A) substituted S.I. No. 47 of 2016, reg. 4(c)
S. 85(4A) subsec. ins. S.I. No. 622 of 2007, reg. 4
S. 85(4B) subsec. ins. S.I. No. 622 of 2007, reg. 4
S. 85(4B)(a) amended S.I. No. 47 of 2016, reg. 4(d)
S. 85(4C) subsec. ins. S.I. No. 622 of 2007, reg. 4
S. 85(4C)(a) amended S.I. No. 47 of 2016, reg. 4(e)
S. 85(4D) amended S.I. No. 47 of 2016, reg. 4(f)
S. 85(4D) subsec. ins. S.I. No. 622 of 2007, reg. 4
S. 85(4E) amended S.I. No. 47 of 2016, reg. 4(g)
S. 85(4E) subsec. ins. S.I. No. 622 of 2007,reg. 4
S. 85(4F) amended S.I. No. 47 of 2016, reg. 4(h)(i)
S. 85(4F) subsec. ins. S.I. No. 622 of 2007, reg. 4
S. 85(9) amended S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 30
S. 86(1) substituted S.I. No. 47 of 2016, reg. 5
S. 86(1)(a) substit. S.I. No. 622 of 2007, reg. 5
S. 86(1)(a) States prescribed for the purposes of S.I. No. 34 of 2000, regs. 1(2), 3
S. 86(1)(b) substit. S.I. No. 622 of 2007, reg. 5
S. 90(1) substituted S.I. No. 47 of 2016, reg. 7(a)
S. 90(3) deleted S.I. No. 47 of 2016, reg. 7(b)
S. 91 registered agent prescribed for the purposes of S.I. No. 229 of 2000, regs. 1(2), 5
S. 91(3) substit. S.I. No. 622 of 2007, reg. 6
Sch. 1, para. 5(2) amended S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 31(a)(i)
Sch. 1, para. 5(2A) inserted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 31(a)(ii)
Sch. 1, para. 10 amended S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 31(b)
Sch. 1, para. 11(3) substituted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 31(c)(i)
Sch. 1, para. 11(7) inserted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 31(c)(ii)
Sch. 1, para. 12 amended S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 31(d)(i)
Sch. 1, para. 12(a) amended S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 31(d)(ii)
Sch. 1, para. 12(b) substituted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 31(d)(iii)
Sch. 1, para. 12(c)(i) substituted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 31(d)(iv)
Sch. 1, para. 13 substituted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 31(e)
Sch. 2, para. 4 substituted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 32(a)
Sch. 2, para. 6A inserted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 32(b)
Sch. 3, para. 18 inserted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 33
Sch. 3 para. 16 ins. 31/2006, s. 46
Sch. 3 para. 17 ins. 31/2006, s. 46

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 57 Trade Marks Act 1996 (Community Trade Mark) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 229 of 2000)
S. 59 Trade Marks (Madrid Protocol) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 346 of 2001)
S. 66 Trade Marks (Madrid Protocol) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 346 of 2001)
  Trade Marks Act 1996 (Section 66) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 9 of 2001)
  Trade Marks Act 1996 (Community Trade Mark) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 229 of 2000)
S. 69 Trade Marks (Madrid Protocol) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 346 of 2001)
S. 81 Patents, Trade Marks and Designs (Fees) (Amendment) Rules 2018 (S.I. No. 564 of 2018)
  Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules 2018 (S.I. No. 562 of 2018)
  Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules 2016 (S.I. No. 46 of 2016)
  Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules 2015 (S.I. No. 533 of 2015)
  Patents, Trade Marks and Designs (Fees) (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules 2012 (S.I. No. 335 of 2012)
  Patents, Trade Marks and Designs (Fees) (Amendment) Rules 2012 (S.I. No. 30 of 2012)
  Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules 2010 (S.I. No. 410 of 2010)
  Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules 2007 (S.I. No. 621 of 2007)
  Patents, Trade Marks and Designs (Fees) Rules 2001 (S.I. No. 482 of 2001)
  Trade Marks (Madrid Protocol) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 346 of 2001)
  Trade Marks Act 1996 (Community Trade Mark) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 229 of 2000)
  Patents and Trade Marks (Fees) (No. 2) Rules 1999 (S.I. No. 434 of 1999)
  Patents and Trade Marks (Fees) Rules 1999 (S.I. No. 403 of 1999)
  Patents, Trade Marks, Copyright and Designs (Fees) Rules 1997 (S.I. No. 433 of 1997)
  Trade Marks Rules 1996 (S.I. No. 199 of 1996)
S. 82 Patents, Trade Marks and Designs (Fees) (Amendment) Rules 2018 (S.I. No. 564 of 2018)
  Patents, Trade Marks and Designs (Fees) (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules 2012 (S.I. No. 335 of 2012)
  Patents, Trade Marks and Designs (Fees) (Amendment) Rules 2012 (S.I. No. 30 of 2012)
  Patents, Trade Marks and Designs (Fees) Rules 2001 (S.I. No. 482 of 2001)
  Trade Marks Act 1996 (Community Trade Mark) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 229 of 2000)
  Patents and Trade Marks (Fees) (No. 2) Rules 1999 (S.I. No. 434 of 1999)
  Patents and Trade Marks (Fees) Rules 1999 (S.I. No. 403 of 1999)
  Patents, Trade Marks, Copyright and Designs (Fees) Rules 1997 (S.I. No. 433 of 1997)
  Trade Marks Rules 1996 (S.I. No. 199 of 1996)
S. 86 Patents, Trade Marks and Designs (Fees) (Amendment) Rules 2012 (S.I. No. 30 of 2012)
  Trade Marks Act 1996 (Residence of Trade Mark Agents) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 34 of 2000)
S. 90 Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules 2016 (S.I. No. 46 of 2016)