Trade Marks Act, 1996

Entitlement to be registered as trade mark agent.

86.—(1) Any person who—

(a) resides in the State or in such other state as may be prescribed,

(b) has a place of business in the State,

(c) possesses the prescribed educational and professional qualifications, and

(d) complies with the prescribed conditions,

shall be eligible to be a registered trade mark agent and a partnership shall be so eligible if every partner is registered in accordance with the provisions of this section; and, on application in the prescribed form and manner and on payment of the prescribed fee, a person or partnership so eligible shall be registered.

(2) Persons and partnerships whose names were entered in the Register under the Act of 1963 immediately before the commencement of this Act shall continue to be registered trade mark agents.