HC Deb 27 July 1984 vol 64 cc832-3W
Mr. Nicholas Baker

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he intends to announce the commencement date of the Trade Marks (Amendment) Act 1984 corning into force.

Mr. Fletcher

The Trade Marks (Amendment) Act 1984 will come into force on the date specified in the Act, namely, 1 October 1987, unless the reduction of the backlog in the Trade Marks Registry allows earlier implementation. I am at present unable to say whether and, if so, when earlier implementation will be possible.