Trade Marks Act
(Chapter 332, Sections 54 and 108)
Trade Marks (International Registration) Rules
R 3
G.N. No. S 490/2000

(31st January 2002)
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1.  These Rules may be cited as the Trade Marks (International Registration) Rules.
2.  In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires —
“Common Regulations” means the regulations adopted under Article 10 of the Madrid Protocol, with effect from 1st April 1996, as replaced, revised or amended from time to time;
“electronic online system” means the electronic online system established under rule 78A of the Trade Marks Rules (R 1);
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“international application” means an application to the International Bureau for registration of a trade mark in the International Register;
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“International Register” means the register of trade marks maintained by the International Bureau for the purposes of the Madrid Protocol;
“international registration” means the registration of a trade mark in the International Register;
“international registration designating Singapore” means an international registration in which a request has been made (either in the relevant international application or subsequently) for extension of protection to Singapore under Article 3ter (1) or (2) of the Madrid Protocol;
“protected international trade mark (Singapore)” has the meaning given by rule 17, and references to “protection” and “protected” shall be construed accordingly.
3.—(1)  The fees set out in the First Schedule shall be payable to the Registrar in respect of the matters set out in that Schedule.
(2)  Unless otherwise provided for in these Rules, or the Registrar permits or directs otherwise —
(a)where a fee is specified in the First Schedule in respect of any matter, the fee shall be paid at the same time as the filing of the form corresponding to the matter; and
(b)if the fee is not paid, the form shall not be treated as filed.
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(3)  Unless the Registrar permits or directs otherwise, payment of a fee in connection with an act referred to in rule 4A(a) shall be made using any mode of payment designated by the electronic online system if the act is carried out using that system.
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4.—(1)  The Registrar shall publish on the Office’s Internet website at the forms referred to in these Rules.
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(2)  Any form may be modified on the direction of the Registrar for use in a case other than the case for which it is intended.
(3)  The Registrar may accept, in lieu of any form, any document which is filed with the Registry for any purpose for which the form was published but which deviates from the form, if the document —
(a)complies with every direction of the Registrar referred to in paragraph (2) which relates to the use of the form; and
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(b)is in a format that is acceptable to the Registrar.
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(4)  Any reference in these Rules to a numbered form shall be construed as a reference to the current version of the form bearing the corresponding number which is described —
(a)in the case of Forms MP1 and MP2, in the Second Schedule; or
(b)in the case of any other form, in the Second Schedule to the Trade Marks Rules.
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Electronic online system
4A.  The electronic online system may be used —
(a)by any person for giving, sending to, filing with or serving on the Registrar or the Registry any document (other than a notice or document to be served in proceedings in court); and
(b)by the Registrar or the Registry for giving, sending to or serving on any person any notice or other document (other than a notice or document to be served in proceedings in court).
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