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1. All communications relating to Trade Marks, not being Sheffield marks, should be addressed to the Comptroller, Patent Office, Trade Marks Branch. All applications should be in the English language.
They may be made by post, or left at the Patent Office, Trade Marks Branch, 25, Southampton Buildings, Chancery Lane, London, W.C.
2. The fees in relation to Trade Marks Registration cannot be received at the Patent Office. They should be paid in exchange for the stamped forms required, which may be obtained at the following places :
List of Places at which Stamped Forms under the Patents,
(b.) At the following Post Offices in London :The General Post Office, London, E.C. District Post Office, 226, Commercial Road, E. 9, Blackman Street, Borough,
3. The following is a list of the stamped forms under the Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Act, 1883, which relate to Trade Marks, and which may be obtained at the places mentioned above -
Of the above Forms those bearing the letters "F," "G," and "I" are kept in stock at the various offices named in paragraph 2. Any of the others when required must be bespoken.
(a) This Form was not in the original list of Forms. A copy of it will be found amongst the Trade Marks Forms, supra.
SALE OF OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS.
4. The Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Act, 1883, and the Rules thereunder in relation to the registration of Trade Marks should be carefully studied. Copies of the Act and the Trade Marks Rules can be had on payment of 2s. 2d., for each copy, of 38, Cursitor Street, Chancery Lane, London, E.C.
Post Office Orders, sent in payment for the Act and Rules, should be for the sum of 2s. 2d., made payable to H. Reader Lack, at the Chancery Lane Post Office.
5. The Act and the Trade Marks Rules may also be obtained for the above sum from any of the following publishers :
Knight and Co., 90, Fleet Street;
Stevens and Sons, 119, Chancery Lane;
E. Stanford, 55, Charing Cross;
Butterworths, 7, Fleet Street;
G. Downing, 8, Quality Court, Chancery Lane ;
Great Winchester Street; 95 and 96, London
J. M. Johnson and Sons, Limited, 1, Castle
Waterlow Bros. and Layton, 23, 24, and 25,
Palmer and Howe, 73, 75, and 77, Princess
A. Thom & Co., 87 and 88, Abbey Street,
A. and C. Black, Edinburgh.
Copies will also be sent by post by any of the above publishers on a prepaid application, containing the name and address of the sender, and accompanied by a Post Office order for the amount due in respect of the copies
required, together with 1d. postage for each copy of the Act and the Rules.
6. Copies of the Trade Marks Journal may be obtained from any of the publishers named in para. 5. Price ls. a number.
DEFINITION OF A TRADE MARK.
7. The definition of a Trade Mark (not used prior to the 13th August, 1875) is given in the 64th section of the Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Act, 1883, as follows:
"For the purposes of this Act, a Trade Mark must consist of or contain at least one of the following essential particulars :
"A name of an individual or firm printed, impressed, or woven in some particular and distinctive manner; or
"A written signature or copy of a written signature of the individual or firm applying for registration thereof as a Trade Mark; or "A distinctive device, mark, brand, heading,
label, ticket, or fancy word or words not in common use."
All new Marks, therefore, which it is desired to register must include one or more of the above essential particulars. The 64th section goes on- "There may be added to
any one or more of these particulars any letters words or figures, or combination of letters words or figures, or any of them."
In addition to the above
"Any special and distinctive word or words, letter, figure, or combination of letters or figures or of letters and figures used as a Trade Mark before the thirteenth day of August one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five may be registered as a Trade Mark under this part of this Act."