No. S 739
Trade Marks Act
Trade Marks
(Amendment) Rules 2015
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 108 of the Trade Marks Act, the Minister for Law makes the following Rules:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Rules may be cited as the Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules 2015 and come into operation on 1 January 2016.
Amendment of rule 2
2.  Rule 2(1) of the Trade Marks Rules (R 1) (referred to in these Rules as the principal Rules) is amended by inserting, immediately after the definition of “folio”, the following definitions:
“ “Nice Agreement” means the Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks of 15 June 1957, as revised at Stockholm on 14 July 1967 and at Geneva on 13 May 1977, and as amended on 28 September 1979, and any later revision of or amendment to that Agreement which has come into force and has been accepted by the Government;
“Nice Classification” means the system of classification of goods and services under the Nice Agreement, and includes any amendment or change to the Classification that has entered into force;”.
Amendment of rule 19
3.  Rule 19 of the principal Rules is amended —
(a)by deleting paragraph (1) and substituting the following paragraph:
(1)  For the purposes of the registration of a trade mark, goods and services are classified according to the Nice Classification as in force on the date of the application for registration of the trade mark.”; and
(b)by deleting the words “Third Schedule” in paragraphs (2)(a) and (b)(ii)(B), (3) and (4) and substituting in each case the words “Nice Classification as in force on the date of that application”.
Amendment of First Schedule
4.  The First Schedule to the principal Rules is amended by deleting the words “Third Schedule” in the first column of items 1(a) and (b) and 2(a) and (b) and substituting in each case the words “Nice Classification as in force on the date of that application”.
Deletion of Third Schedule
5.  The Third Schedule to the principal Rules is deleted.
[G.N. Nos. S 598/2008; S 588/2011; S 761/2013; S 743/2014]
Made on 23 November 2015.
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Law,
[LAW 18/001/003 Vol. 8; AG/LEGIS/SL/332/2015/1 Vol. 1]