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Tuesday, 5 December 1905
Page: 6253

Mr ISAACS (Indi) (Attorney-General) . - If the honorable member will permit me, I should like to say that that result can be effected in a much simpler way than he indicates. In the case of a patent, a transfer can be indorsed upon the back of it. But in the case of a trade mark, the position is different. One cannot merely put an indorsement upon the back of a trade mark certificate, because he cannot transfer a trade mark, unless he transfers with it the goodwill of a business. What I propose is that there shall be a notification of the assignment of a transfer in the manner prescribed, and that the Registrar shall register it so as to save the expense of a long assignment. This provision will be an intimation to those who frame the regulations that they must provide for a short registration.

Proposed new clause agreed to.

Bill reported with further amendments.

Motion (by Mr. Isaacs) agreed to -

That the Standing Orders be suspended to enable the Bill to be passed through its remaining stages forthwith.

Report adopted.

Motion (by Mr. Isaacs) proposed -

That the Bill be now read a third time.

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