5. The reason for having minimum filing requirements for an application for registration

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When an owner of a trade mark applies to register the trade mark, he or she is seeking statutory protection for the trade mark.  The owner must define sufficiently in the application what is to be protected so that protection can be afforded.  Therefore, the application should, at the very least, establish that it is the applicant's intention to seek registration of a particular trade mark in respect of certain goods and/or services and provide a means of identifying and contacting the applicant seeking the protection.