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Tuesday, 28 November 1905

Mr ISAACS (Indi) (Attorney-General) . - Clause16 provides that the essential particulars of a registrable trade mark shall not be a geographical name used, or likely to be understood, in a geographical sense, but clause 17 provides that additional matter, consisting of any letters, words, or figures, or combinations of them, may be used. Clause 31 deals with trade marks which resemble each other in essential particular but differ in respect to statements of number, quality, price, and names of places. For instance, a manufacturer may use as a trade mark a label on which is printed in red an elephant, and under it the word "London," while he may usea similar mark, substituting the word " Manchester " for the word " London, ' ' and a third mark, substituting the words " New York " for the word " Manchester," to indicate grades or qualities.

Clause agreed to.

Clause 32 -

(1)   Any person . . . may make application to the Registrar for the registration of his trade mark.

(2)   The application must . . .

(c)   state an address within the Commonwealth; the address so furnished, or any address in Australia subsequently furnished, shall be a sufficient address for the service of any notice, or any legal or other proceeding in connexion with the trade mark the subject of such application. ... ,

Amendment (by Mr. Isaacs) agreed to -

That all the words after "Commonwealth" be left out, with a view to insert in lieu thereof the words " as an address for service."

Mr McCay - Would it not be well to provide for a change of address for service?

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