§ MR. SCHWANN (Manchester, N.)
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, If he has any information, and would state to the House, how far foreign countries have adopted, or are preparing to adopt, legislation on the lines of the Merchandize Marks Act, passed last Session, for the protection of honest trading?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON) (Manchester, N.E.)
A Circular was sent on the 8th of October last to Her Majesty's Representatives in those States that are parties to the International Union for the protection of industrial property, instructing them to communicate copies of the recent British Merchandize Marks Act, and to invite reciprocal legislation on the same lines. As yet few States have intimated their readiness to do so.