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RULES AND REGULATIONS ON
TRADEMARKS, SERVICE MARKS, TRADENAMES
AND MARKED OR STAMPED CONTAINERS
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RULES AND REGULATIONS ON
TRADEMARKS, SERVICE MARKS, TRADENAMES
AND MARKED OR STAMPED CONTAINERS



MAIN INDEX
 
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PREAMBLE  

PART 1: REGISTRATION OF TRADEMARK & SERVICE MARK  

RULE 100  :  Definitions  
RULE 101  :   Registrability  
RULE 102  :  Criteria for determining whether a mark is well-known  
RULE 103  :  Tradenames or business names  

PART 2:  RIGHT TO A MARK  

RULE 200  :  How marks are acquired  
RULE 201  :   International conventions and reciprocity  
RULE 202  :  Priority right  
RULE 203  :  Requirements for applications claiming priority  
RULE 204  :  Declaration of actual use  
RULE 205  :  Contents of the declaration and evidence of actual use  

PART 3:  WHO MAY APPLY FOR A MARK  

RULE 300  : The applicant  
RULE 301  :   Assigned marks  
RULE 302  :  Representation; address for service  
RULE 303  :  Applicant may be represented by attorney  
RULE 304  :  Power of attorney or authorization  
RULE 305  :  Death, insanity, incapacity of applicant  
RULE 306  :  Signature and other means of self-identification  

PART 4:  TRADEMARK APPLICATION  

RULE 400  :  Requirements of application  
RULE 401  :   Office application form  
RULE 402  :  Label  
RULE 403  :  Drawing  
RULE 404  :  Drawing for a service mark may be dispensed within certain cases  
RULE 405  :  Drawing to be on Bristol board  
RULE 406  :  Size of board; "sign"  
RULE 407  :  Drawing to be with the pen or by other processing giving satisfactory results  
RULE 408  :  The name of the owner to be within marginal lines  
RULE 409  :  When board may be turned on its side  
RULE 410  :   Manner of mailing the drawing to the Bureau  
RULE 411  :    Color  
RULE 412  :   Informal drawing  
RULE 413  :   Use of an old drawing in a new application  
RULE 414  :  The small facsimiles of the drawing, how prepared  
RULE 415  :  Translation/Transliteration  
RULE 416  :  Nice classification [Classification of Goods]  
RULE 417  :  Broad terms  
RULE 418  :  Single registration for goods and/or services  
RULE 419  :  Division of application  

PART 5:  THE FILING DATE  

RULE 500  :  Filing date  
RULE 501  :   Application number and filing date  

PART 6:  PROCEEDINGS IN THE EXAMINATION OF AN APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION  

CHAPTER 1:  NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS  

RULE 600  :  Application prosecuted ex parte; protest  
RULE 601  :   Proceedings a contest between Examiner and the applicant  
RULE 602  :  Applicant supposed to look after his own interest  
RULE 603  :  Preliminary adverse action of the Examiner valuable to applicant  
RULE 604  :  A preliminary rejection should not be taken literally  

CHAPTER 2:  MANNER OF EXAMINATION  

RULE 605  :  Order of examination  
RULE 606  :  Jurisdiction of the Examiner  
RULE 607  :  Examination of the application  
RULE 608  :  Deletion and/or disclaimer may be required  
RULE 609  :  Interview with the Examiner  
RULE 610  :   Period for response; action by applicant  
RULE 611  :    Communications other than the original  
RULE 612  :   Re-examination  
RULE 613  :   Final action  
RULE 614  :  Abandonment; incomplete response  
RULE 615  :  Revival of abandoned application  
RULE 616  :  Time less than four months  
RULE 617  :  Suspension of action by the Bureau  
RULE 618  :  Provisional allowance  
RULE 619  :  Express abandonment  

CHAPTER 3:  AMENDMENTS TO THE APPLICATION  

RULE 620  :  Amendments to the application  
RULE 621  :  Amendments to description or drawing  
RULE 622  :  Manner of making the amendment  
RULE 623  :  Prohibition against marking of papers or records of the Office by applicants  

PART 7:  PUBLICATION, ALLOWANCE & ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION  

RULE 700  :  Publication in the IPO Gazette  
RULE 701  :   Examiner may petition for the remand to his jurisdiction of an allowed application  
RULE 702  :  Examiner to be in charge of publication for opposition  
RULE 703  :  Allowance of application and issuance of certificate of registration  

PART 8:  EFFECT AND NOTICE OF REGISTRATION  

RULE 800  :  Rights conferred  
RULE 801  :   Duration  
RULE 802  :  Non-use of a mark when excused  
RULE 803  :  Use of a mark in a different form  
RULE 804  :  Use of the mark for goods belonging to the class registered  
RULE 805  :  Use of the mark by related company  
RULE 806  :  Certificates of registration  
RULE 807  :  Contents of Certificate of Registration  
RULE 808  :  Use of indications by third parties for purposes other than those for which the 
             mark is used  

PART 9:  OTHER PROCEEDINGS AFFECTING THE APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION  

CHAPTER 1:  VOLUNTARY SURRENDER OR CANCELLATION  

RULE 900  :  Jurisdiction of the Examiner  
RULE 901  :   Cancellation upon application by registrant  
RULE 902  :  Amendment or disclaimer of registration  
RULE 903  :  Correction of mistakes made by the Office  
RULE 904  :  Correction of mistakes made by applicant  
RULE 905  :  Surrender, cancellation, amendment, disclaimer and correction to be given publicity  

CHAPTER 2:  RECORDING OF ASSIGNMENTS OF REGISTRATION; OR ANY 
                   OTHER INSTRUMENT AFFECTING TITLE 

RULE 906  :  Assignment and transfer of application and registration  
RULE 907  :  Form of assignment or transfer  
RULE 908  :  Recordal of assignment or transfer  
RULE 909  :  Assignment, other instruments affecting the registration of license 
                and translation to be submitted in duplicate  
RULE 910  :  Date of receipt of instruments to be recorded  
RULE 911  :  A new certificate of registration must be issued to assignee  
RULE 912  :  Action may be taken by assignee of record in any proceeding in Office  
RULE 913  :  Clearance of Trademark License Agreement prior to Recordal  
RULE 914  :  Division of Registration  
RULE 915  :  Cancellation of Original Certificate and issuance of Transfer Certificate of Registration  
RULE 916  :  Contents of transfer certificates of registration  

CHAPTER 3:  RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION  

RULE 917  :   Request for renewal  
RULE 918  :   When to file request for renewal  
RULE 919  :   Jurisdiction of the Examiner  
RULE 920  :  Need for appointing a resident agent  
RULE 921  :   Renewal of prior act registration  
RULE 922  :  Prior Act certificate of registration to be surrendered  
RULE 923  :  Refusal of renewal registration  
RULE 924  :  Certificate of renewal of registration  

PART 10:  REGISTRATION OF STAMPED OR MARKED CONTAINER  

RULE 1000 : Rules or registration of trademarks and service mark to apply  
RULE 1001 : "Stamped or Marked Container" defined  
RULE 1002 : No drawing required  
RULE 1003 :  No labels required; sample may be required  

PART 11:  PETITIONS AND APPEAL  

RULE 1100 :  Nature of the functions of Examiners  
RULE 1101 :   Petition to the Director to question the correctness of the action 
                 of an Examiner on a matter not subject to appeal  
RULE 1102 :  Appeals to the Director  
RULE 1103 :  Effect of a final decision of an Examiner which is not appealed  
RULE 1104 :  Time and manner of appeal  
RULE 1105 :  Appellant's brief required  
RULE 1106 :  The Examiner's answer  
RULE 1107 :  The appellant's reply  
RULE 1108 :  Appeal to the Director General  
RULE 1109 :  Appellant's brief required  
RULE 1110 :   Director's comment  
RULE 1111 :    Appeal to the Court of Appeals  

FINAL PROVISIONS  

SECTION 1:       Correspondence  
SECTION 2:       Fees and charges to be prepaid  
SECTION 3:       Applications pending on effective date of the IP Code  
SECTION 3.1.:  Amendment of pending application  
SECTION 3.2.:  Filing date of pending applications  
SECTION 3.3.:  Processing of pending applications  
SECTION 3.3.1.:  Interference  
SECTION 3.4.:  Duration of registration  
SECTION 3.5.:  Duration of renewal of registration granted under R. A. 166  
SECTION 3.6.:  Registration in the Supplemental Register  
SECTION 3.7.:  Renewal of a registration in the Supplemental Register  
SECTION 3.7.1.:  Registrations subsisting on January 1, 1998  
SECTION 3.7.2.:  Registrations, or extension thereof, with term ending on or before Dec. 31, 1997  
SECTION 3.7.3.:  Notice to Comply  
SECTION 4:  Repeals  
SECTION 5:  Separability  
SECTION 6:  Effectivity 
 

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