The Trademarks Act 2019 has been gazetted on 9 December 2019. It will come into operation on a date to be appointed by the Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs by notification in the Gazette
. The Act empowers the Minister to appoint different dates for the coming into operation of different Parts or provisions of the Act.
The Act is a total revamp and overhaul of the current Trade Marks Act 1976 and will replace the latter when it comes into operation.
For summaries of some of the main changes that will be introduced under the new Act, please click here