As we earlier reported in the December Newsletter, the timeline for opposition to the published trade mark applications in the Trade Mark Journal, No. 2 Vol. 4, ended on Monday, 8 February 2010 after the expiration of statutory period of 2 months. The Registry will soon convene hearing of several oppositions towards determining whether a trade mark application should be issued a certificate of registration or such application should be denied. The Trade Mark Registry is also in the process of publishing another edition of its Journal for all pending trade mark applications.

Moreover, activities at the Trademark Registry have been at a slow pace in recent times. This is due to the planned relocation of the registry from their former facility to a new one. Presently, files are being moved from the old facility to the new one.

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