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TRADE MARKS ACT 1995 No. 119 of 1995 - SECT 20

Rights given by registration of trade mark
20. (1) If a trade mark is registered, the registered owner of the trade mark
has, subject to this Part, the exclusive rights:

   (a)  to use the trade mark; and

   (b)  to authorise other persons to use the trade mark; in relation to the
        goods and/or services in respect of which the trade mark is
        registered. Note 1: For registered owner see section 6. Note 2: For
        use see section 7.

(2) The registered owner of a trade mark has also the right to obtain relief
under this Act if the trade mark has been infringed. Note: For what amounts to
an infringement of a trade mark see Part 12.

(3) The rights are taken to have accrued to the registered owner as from the
date of registration of the trade mark. Note: For date of registration see
section 6.

(4) If the trade mark is registered subject to conditions or limitations, the
rights of the registered owner are restricted by those conditions or
limitations. Note: For limitations see section 6.

(5) If the trade mark is registered in the name of 2 or more persons as joint
owners of the trade mark, the rights granted to those persons under this
section are to be exercised by them as if they were the rights of a single

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