Industrial Research and Standards Act, 1961

Standard marks.

24.—(1) The Minister may by order prescribe a standard mark or marks for use, in accordance with this Act, in connection with commodities, processes and practices generally or with any class or kind of commodity, process or practice to indicate conformity with a standard specification.

(2) The marks prescribed under section 22 of the Act of 1946 which were in force immediately before the commencement of this Act shall be deemed to have been prescribed by orders made under this section and may be revoked by orders made under this section.

(3) A standard mark shall include the words “Caighdeán Éireannach” or the initials “C.É.” and may include the words “Irish Standard” or the initials “I.S.” or any other mark.

(4) The Minister may revoke an order made by him under this section.

(5) Where an order prescribing a standard mark for use in connection with a commodity, process or practice conforming to a particular standard specification is for the time being in force, the following provisions shall have effect—

(a) the Minister shall be the proprietor of the standard mark;

(b) for the purposes of the Merchandise Marks Acts, 1887 to 1931, the standard mark shall be a trade mark.