Laws of Bangladesh

The Trade Marks Act, 1940

( ACT NO. V OF 1940 )

Chapter VIII


Opposition to registration
55. (1) When an application has been accepted, the Registrar shall, as soon as may be thereafter, cause the application as accepted to be advertised in the prescribed manner, and the pro¬visions of section 15 shall have effect in relation to the registration of the mark as if the application had been an application under section 14:
Provided that, in deciding under the said provisions the tribu¬nal shall have regard only to the considerations referred to in sub section (3) of section 53, and a decision under the said pro¬visions in favour of the applicant shall be conditional on the determination in his favour by the Government under sub section (2) of this section of any opposition relating to any of the matters referred to in section 54.
(2) When notice of opposition is given relating to any of the matters referred to in section 54, the Government shall, after hearing the parties, if so required, and considering any evidence, decide whether, and subject to what conditions or limitations, or amendments or modifications, if any, of the application or of the regulations to be deposited under section 56, registration is, having regard to those matters, to be permitted.

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