Part 6 – Division 25
Overview: Amendments Relating to International Treaties on Trademarks

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Division 25 of Part 6 amends the Trademarks Act to, among other things:

(a) create the necessary authority to develop regulations that will implement the Madrid Protocol, which allows trademark owners the ability to gain protection in a number of countries through one application;

(b) ensure consistency with the standards and rules established by the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks, which will streamline the system to reduce business compliance costs;

(c) adopt the Nice Classification system that is used by most countries to categorize goods and services for the purposes of the registration of trademarks, as required by the Madrid Protocol and the Singapore Treaty.

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