1. Background

Date Published

The Act and Regulations prescribe which documents and data must be publicly available.

This Manual Part outlines the steps that enable documents and data to be stored in a form that can be accessed electronically on the trade marks database. This is termed "Data Capture".

This Manual Part also outlines the steps by which trade marks are made searchable on the trade marks database. This process is termed "Indexing”.  

There is also an outline of the capture and indexing process for regulated signs.