95 No infringement for honest practices

A person does not infringe a registered trade mark if, in accordance with honest practices in industrial or commercial matters, the person uses—

(a)

the person’s name or the name of the person’s place of business; or

(b)

the name of the person’s predecessor in business or the name of the person’s predecessor’s place of business; or

(c)

a sign to indicate—

(i)

the kind, quality, quantity, intended purpose, value, geographical origin, or other characteristic of goods or services; or

(ii)

the time of production of goods or of the rendering of services; or

(d)

the trade mark where reasonably necessary to indicate the intended purpose of the goods (in particular as accessories or spare parts) or services.

Compare: 1953 No 66 s 12; Trade Marks Act 1998 s 28(1) (Singapore)

Section 95(c)(ii): amended, on 16 September 2011, by section 13(1) of the Trade Marks Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 71).

Section 95(d): inserted, on 16 September 2011, by section 13(2) of the Trade Marks Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 71).