Updated to 28 November 2021 (Act No. 33 of 2021 and S.I. No. 642 of 2021)

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) defintion of "Controller" substituted 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 43(a)
S. 2(1) defintion of "the Office" substituted 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 43(b)
S. 2(1) defintion of "the Court" deleted 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 84(a)
S. 2(1) defintion of "prescribed" amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 84(b)
S. 2(1) definition of "appropriate court" inserted 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 84(c)
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. 19(1) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 85
S. 19(2) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 85
S. 20(1) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 86
S. 20(2) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 86
S. 20(4) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 86
S. 23 appl. 28/2000, ss. 1 (2), 145 (7), 264
S. 23, applic. ext. 39/2001, ss. 1 (2), 72 (7)
S. 23(1) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 87(a)
S. 23(2) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 87(a)
S. 23(3) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 87(b)
S. 23(4) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 87(c)
S. 23(5) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 87(c)
S. 23(6), subsec. substit. 28/2000, ss. 1 (2), 146
S. 24(1) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 88
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(2)(e) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 89(a)
S. 29(3) substit. 36/2014, s. 3(1)(a), (2)
S. 29(4) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 89(b)
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) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 90
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. 34(6) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 90
S. 35(2A) inserted S.I. No. 561 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 18
S. 36(1) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 91
S. 36(3)(a) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 91
S. 36(3)(c) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 91
S. 36(4) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 91
S. 36(5) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 91
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. 51(4) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 92
S. 51(6)(b) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 92
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. 52(3) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 93
S. 52(4) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 93
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. 57(2)(d) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 94
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. 65(4) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 95
S. 67(2) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 96
S. 67(3) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 96
S. 70(3) restricted S.I. No. 346 of 2001, regs. 1(2), 25
S. 72(1) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 97
S. 72(2) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 97
S. 72(3) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 97
S. 76 applied with mods. S.I. No. 229 of 2000, regs. 1(2), 4(1), (4)
S. 77(1) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 98
S. 77(2) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 98
S. 78 applied with mods. S.I. No. 229 of 2000, regs. 1(2), 4(1), (4)
S. 78(1) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 99
S. 78(2) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 99
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
S. 79(1)(a) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 100
S. 79(2)(a) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 100
S. 79(2)(b) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 100
S. 79(3) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 100
S. 80 amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 101
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(5) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 102(a)
S. 85(6) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 107, Sch. 4, ref. no. 1
  19/2019, ss. 1(6), 107, Sch. 4, ref. no. 2
S. 85(8)(b) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 102(b)
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. 88(3) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 103(a)
S. 88(4) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 103(a)
S. 88(5) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 103(a)
S. 88(6) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 103(b)(i), (ii)
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
S. 92(4)(a) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 107, Sch. 4, ref. no. 3
S. 92(4)(b) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 107, Sch. 4, ref. no. 4
S. 93(3)(a) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 107, Sch. 4, ref. no. 5
S. 93(3)(b) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 107, Sch. 4, ref. no. 6
S. 94(3) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 107, Sch. 4, ref. no. 7
  19/2019, ss. 1(6), 107, Sch. 4, ref. no. 8
S. 96 repealed 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 2(2)
S. 97(2) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 107, Sch. 4, ref. no. 10
  19/2019, ss. 1(6), 107, Sch. 4, ref. no. 9
S. 97(3) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 104
S. 101 substituted 28/2021, ss. 1(2), 20(3), schedule 2
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(4)(a) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 105
Sch. 1, para 11(6) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 105
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. 2, para 13(4)(a) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 106(a)
Sch. 2, para 13(6) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 106(a)
Sch. 2, para 14(3) amended 19/2019, ss. 1(6), 106(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 Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules 2019 (S.I. No. 628 of 2019)
  Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules 2019 (S.I. No. 588 of 2019)
  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)