12.1. Divisional applications - general

Date Published

New provisions for divisional applications came into effect on 27 March 2007. The amended legislation requires a divisional application to specify some only of the goods/services of the parent which must be clearly distinct from those goods/services specified to remain in the parent.

Section 45 and 46 set out the definition and rules relating to divisional applications (filed on or after 27 March 2007). If a single application for registration of a trade mark is pending (parent application), the applicant may make another application (divisional application) for the registration of the trade mark in respect of some only of the goods and/or services for which registration is sought under the parent application. For divisional applications filed prior to 27 March 2007 the former provisions apply.

Amended Reasons

Amended Reason Date Amended

Update hyperlinks

Back to top