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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.





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