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Wednesday, 1 August 1906
Page: 2165

Mr GLYNN (Angas) .- I can understand the object in view in framing the clause in this way ; but the point is whether that object will be attained. I have endeavoured to point out to the Committee the possible danger of this definition. The same method is adopted in the Copyright Act, the Patents Act, and also, I believe, the Trade Marks Act, and we have found that the perfecting of the English expression in connexion with definitions is faulty. The Committee will remember that that was our experience in connexion with the definition of "trade mark." The definition in the Trade Marks Bill was an emendation, it was said, from the latest English Statute, but on close examination it was found to be nothing of the sort. I am merely pointing out that in many cases we may not attain our object in making these departures. Unless the draftsman is particularly careful to see that he has condensed the essence of various' English definitions, there mav be a danger which, at the moment, he did not anticipate - of the object being, to some extent, varied.

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