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The Trade Marks Act, 1940

( ACT NO. V OF 1940 )

Chapter VIII


Deposit of regulations governing the use of a certification trade mark
56. (1) There shall be deposited at the Trade Marks Registry in respect of every mark registered as a certification trade mark regulations approved by the Government for governing the use thereof, which shall include provisions as to the cases in which the proprietor is to certify goods and to authorise the use of the certification trade mark, and may contain any other provisions which the Government may by general or special order require or permit to be inserted therein (including provisions conferring a right of appeal to the Registrar against any refusal of the proprietor to certify goods or to authorise the use of the certification trade mark in accordance with the regula¬tions); and regulations so deposited shall be open to inspection in like manner as the register.
(2) The regulations so deposited may on the application of the registered proprietor be altered by the Registrar with the consent of the Government.
(3) The Government may cause such application to be advertised in any case where it appears to it expedient so to do, and where it does so, if within the time specified in the advertisement any person gives notice of opposition to the application, the Government shall not decide the matter without giving the parties an opportunity of being heard.

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