Trade Marks Act, 1996

Alteration of registered trade mark.

49.—(1) The proprietor of a registered trade mark may apply in the prescribed manner to the Controller for leave to add to or alter the trade mark in any manner which does not substantially affect its identity; and the Controller may refuse leave or grant it on such terms and subject to such limitations as the Controller thinks fit.

(2) In any case where it appears to the Controller expedient to do so, the Controller may cause an application under subsection (1) to be advertised in the Journal.

(3) If, within the prescribed time from the date of the advertisement of an application under subsection (2), any person gives notice to the Controller in the prescribed manner of opposition to the application, the Controller shall, after hearing the parties if so required, decide the matter.

(4) Where leave is granted as mentioned in subsection (1) and the trade mark concerned, in its altered form, has not already been advertised in an advertisement of the application under subsection (2), the trade mark, in its altered form, shall be advertised in the Journal.

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