29 Registrability of trade mark that contains armorial bearings, etc, of certain international organisations

(1)

The Commissioner must not, without the authorisation of the international organisation concerned, register a trade mark that contains a representation of the armorial bearing, flag, or other emblem, or the abbreviation or name, of an international intergovernmental organisation of which 1 or more convention countries are members if the armorial bearing, flag, or other emblem, or the abbreviation or name, of the international organisation concerned is protected under the Paris Convention or the TRIPS Agreement.

(2)

Despite subsection (1), the Commissioner may register a trade mark if the Commissioner considers that the use of the armorial bearing, flag, or other emblem, or the abbreviation or name, of the international organisation concerned in the manner proposed—

(a)

is not likely to suggest to the public that a connection exists between the organisation and the trade mark; or

(b)

is not likely to mislead the public as to the existence of a connection between the user and the organisation.

Compare: Trade Marks Act 1998 s 57 (Singapore)