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Sec 17, Trade Marks Act 1999: Effect of Registration of Parts of a Mark

Section 17 (Effect of registration of parts of a mark) under Chapter II (The Register and Conditions for Registration) of Trade Marks Act 1999 ⦂‒

❝(1) When a trade mark consists of several matters, its registration shall confer on the proprietor exclusive right to the use of the trade mark taken as a whole.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), when a trade mark—
(a) contains any part—
   (i) which is not the subject of a separate application by the proprietor for registration as a trade mark; or
   (ii) which is not separately registered by the proprietor as a trade mark; or
(b) contains any matter which is common to the trade or is otherwise of a non-distinctive character,

the registration thereof shall not confer any exclusive right in the matter forming only a part of the whole of the trade mark so registered.❞

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