203 Transitional provision for certain applications and proceedings

(1)

Despite its repeal, the Trade Marks Act 1953 continues in force and applies in respect of—

(a)

an application for the registration of a trade mark that was received by the Commissioner before the commencement of this Act until the trade mark is registered and any proceedings related to that application, whether or not the proceedings were commenced before the commencement of this Act:

(b)

an application for the alteration, renewal, assignment, expunction, or cancellation of a registered trade mark that was received by the Commissioner before the commencement of this Act:

(c)

any proceedings that were commenced under that Act before the commencement of this Act.

(2)

This section does not apply to applications in respect of defensive trade marks.

(3)

Subsection (1)(a) does not apply in respect of an assignment or transmission of an application for the registration of a trade mark under section 12.