Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 5:46 AM on Friday 19 September

/ Front page / News

A-G clarifies objection process

Tevita Vuibau
Saturday, February 16, 2013

ALL OBJECTIONS to Air Pacific's application to trademark the 15 traditional kesakesa designs must be made to the Registrar of Trademarks Office and not to the Attorney-General.

Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum made the clarification on Monday after revealing his office had wrongly received some of these objections.

"There's a three- month objection period, so anybody who's got an objection they need to lodge this objection with the Registrar of Trademarks, not my office," he said.

"Appeals come to our office, that's why we don't interfere with the process, because there needs to be due process here.

"Of course, it's an open secret that some people are objecting to it, unfortunately they are going through the wrong avenue, they are sending emails and all sorts of petitions. They need to direct these to the Registrar of Trademarks."

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said the Registrar of Trademarks would then consider the objections, provided they were formally lodged.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. FijiFirst claims 60 per cent
  2. Leader of the pack
  3. FijiFirst leads
  4. Provisonal results from the Fiji Elections Office
  5. PDP is number 4
  6. Army grateful
  7. 306,096 votes counted from 1000 polling station
  8. The race is on
  9. Now we wait
  10. Labour trails

Top Stories this Week

  1. FijiFirst claims 60 per cent Thursday (18 Sep)
  2. Searching for answers Monday (15 Sep)
  3. Girl, 12, murdered Monday (15 Sep)
  4. Leader of the pack Thursday (18 Sep)
  5. Shocked and disgusted Monday (15 Sep)
  6. FijiFirst leads Thursday (18 Sep)
  7. Couple seeks end to problem Friday (12 Sep)
  8. No $20m ransom Tuesday (16 Sep)
  9. PM confirms release of 45 peacekeepers Friday (12 Sep)
  10. Safe and alive Friday (12 Sep)