Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred upon Her by section 36(1) and (2) of the Trade Marks Act 1994(1), is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:
1. This Order may be cited as the Trade Marks (Claims to Priority from Relevant Countries) (Amendment) Order 1995 and shall come into force on 1st January 1996.
2. For the Schedule to the Trade Marks (Claims to Priority from Relevant Countries) Order 1994(2), there shall be substituted the Schedule to this Order.
N. H. Nicholls
Clerk of the Privy Council
Antigua and Barbuda
(This note is not part of the Order)
The Trade Marks (Claims to Priority from Relevant Countries) Order 1994 (S.I. 1994/2803) specified two countries, Hong Kong and Ecuador, in the Schedule thereto as relevant countries, pursuant to section 36 of the Trade Marks Act 1994 (“the Act”), in which an application for registration of a trade mark conferred priority in respect of an application for the registration of a trade mark in the United Kingdom. The period within which the claim to priority must be made is six months from the date of filing of the application in the relevant country.
This Order amends that Order by substituting for the Schedule to that Order, the Schedule to this Order in which are specified also countries which are parties to the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organisation (including the agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) (Cm. 2556-59, 2561-69, 2571-74). They are specified as relevant countries (and the appropriate amendments are made to the 1994 Order) from the date on which that part of the Agreement relating to intellectual property rights, including matters relating to trade marks, enters into force for the United Kingdom.
1994 c. 26.