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NOTE.—At present there is no Patent law in Rhodesia. The matter is still under consideration.

Trade Marks may now be registered in Rhodesia (the British South Africa Territory) under the Company's Ordinance No. 5 of 1893, extended by Ordinance No. 6 of 1894 to Matabeleland. One registration is sufficient to cover the whole of the Company's territory. The rules and regulations are similar to those of the Cape of Good Hope (Cape Colony).

The text of the Ordinance is as follows:

BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA COMPANY,

ORDINANCE No. 5 OF 1893. Amending the Act of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, No. 22 of 1877, commonly called the Trade Marks Registration Act, 1877, which, together with the Merchandise Marks Act, 1888 (No. 12 of 1888), and the Merchandise Marks Amendment Act, 1889 (No. 14 of 1889), is in force in Mashonaland, by virtue of Article 19 of the Proclamation of the 10th of June, 1891, made by Her Majesty's High Commissioner for South Africa, under the provisions of Her Majesty's Order in Council, dated the 9th day of May, 1891, and published on the 4th day of June, 1891, in the Govern. ment Gazetle of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope.

In pursuance of the powers for making ordinances conferred on the British South Africa Company by or under Her Majesty's Charter of the 29th day of October, 1869, and of every other power enabling the British South Africa Company in this behalf:

It is hereby ordained by the British South Africa Company as follows:

1. The limits of this ordinance shall be Mashonaland, that is to say, Fort Tuli and an area of ten miles round that Fort and the Territories north of the South Africa Republic, but excluding the Territory known as the Disputed Territory, lying between the Shasbi and Maclouisie Rivers, and all Territories belonging to the Chief Khama of the Bamangwato, and the Territory known as the District of the Tati.

2. In the Act of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, No. 22 of 1877, commonly called the Trade Marks Registration Act, 1877 (hereinafter called “the principal Act"), the expression "the Governor" shall mean the Administrator.

3. The part of Section 7 of the principal Act commencing with the words " Any rules made in pursuance," and ending with the words "before the date of such resolution," is hereby expunged.

4. In Section 9 of the principal Act the meaning given to the expression “the Court" is hereby expunged, and in place thereof the expression the Court" shall mean the Court of the Chief Magistrate, or any Court which may be declared a Court for the purpose of the principal Act and this Ordinance, by general rules made in pursuance of that Act and this Ordinance.

5. For the purposes of the principal Act a trade mark must henceforth consist of, or contain at least one of the following essential particulars :

(a) A name of an individual or firm printed, impressed or woven in some particular and

distinctive manner; or (0) A written signature or cops of a written signature of the iodividual or firm applying

for registration thereof as a trade mark; or (C) A distinctive device, mark, brand, heading, label, ticket, or fancy word or words not

in common use. And there may be added to any one or more of these particulars any letters. words or figures, or combination of letters, words or figures, or any of them: Provided also chat any special and distinctive word or words, letter, figure, or combination of letters or figures, or of letters and figures, used as a trade mark before the eighth day of August, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven, may be registered as a trade-mark under the principal Act.

6. This Ordinance may be cited as "The Trade Marks Registration Amendment Ordinance, 1893," and so much of the principal Act or any other law us may be repuguant to or inconsistent with this Ordinance is hereby repealed and the principal Act and this Ordinance may be cited together as "The Trade Marks Registration Laws, 1817 and 1-93."

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN. Given at 19 St. Swithin's Lane in the City

SEAL OF of London, the Head Office of the

BRITISH SOUTH Company, this 11th day of September,

AFRICA 1893.

COMPANY. (sd.) GIFFORD, (sd.) GEORGE CAWSTON.

Directors

(sd.) HERBERT CANNING, Approved:

Secretary. RIPON. (NOTE.-By Ordinance No. 6 of 1894 the above Ordinance was extended to Matabeleland.)

Our present charges for the registration of trade marks in the Company's territory are:

FEES.
Trade Mark, application for registration....

.$87 50
Assignments, preparing and recording

45 00 These charges include goveroment and agency fees, the cost of advertising; in fact, all expenses.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED. 1. Power of Attorney, signed by the applicant and two witnesses. 2. Application, signed by the applicant. 3. Declaration, signed by the applicant, and legalized by a British Consul. 4. Four Fac-similes of the mark. 7. Two Wood ('uts or electrotypes of the mark.

Note.--If the mark consists of words printed in other than Roman Letters, a translation of the words must be made at the foot of each mark,

NOTICE.
Please note for future use, should occasion arise, that our Mr. William Evarts
Richards has been appointed :

Consul, at New York, of the Republic of Paraguay ;
Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland ;
Commissioner of the Supreme Court of the Cape of Good Hope.

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We compute foreign currencies as follows: £1 = $4-87 ; 1 Franc = 19 3-10 cents ;

1 Mark 23 8-10 cents.

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NOTE.- The information on page 93 of our book, so far as it relates to Costa Rica (trade marks), is hereby cancelled, and the following substituted in lieu thereof.

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A trade mark law has at length been enacted in Costa Rica, and marks may now be registered there. Our charges for applications for registration are now as follows:

CHARGES.
Trade Mark, application for registration..

$87.50
Assignments, preparing and recording...

45.00
LAW AND PRACTICE.
We append the full text of the law, but a brief summary may be useful.

The term of protection, i. e., the first term, is 15 years, but the mark may be renewed thereafter upon the register every 10 years indefinitely.

Almost any mark that will serve to characterize the products of a manufacturer is a in good mark and may be registered. The exceptions are: (1) The coat of arms, and the

national flag of Costa Rica; (2) Marks used upon illicit products or articles ; (3) Marks containing designs, engravings or cuts contrary to good morals; and (4) Marks already registered to another person for the same class of goods.

The counterfeiting of trade marks will be punished according to the provisions of the penal code.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR AN APPLICATION. 1. Power of Attorney, signed by the applicant, and legalized by a Consul of Costa Rica.

2. A Description of the mark and the manner of its employment. The description should contain the full name, address and occupation of the applicant.

3. Four Fac-similes of the mark. These must not exceed 12 centimetres (47 inches) in length or width, and should be printed or mounted upon sheets of white paper measuring 20 centimetres (77 inches) square.

4. An electrotype, wood engraving, or stereotype of the mark.

COSTA RICA.
Law upon Trade and Commercial Marks.

(Of May 22, 1896.) THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONGRESS OF THE REPUBLIC OF COSTA RICA, CONFORMABLY TO THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN ARTICLE 73, NUMBER 13, OF THE CONSTITUTION.

DECREES: The following law upon trade and commercial marks:

Art. 1. As trade and commercial marks will be considered the names of manufacturers and merchants, seals, stamps, engravings, cuts, monograms, mottoes, inscriptions, and all other distinctive signs tbat serve to characterize the products of a manufactory or the articles of a house of commerce.

Art. 2. The use of trade and commercial marks is optional, but in certain cases the police authorities may render it obligatory.

Art. 3. The property of a trade or a commercial mark is acquired by registration in the register kept for that purpose, and the filing of two copies of the said mark.

Art. 4. The Executive Power will prescribe necessary regulations for the formalities of the registration and of the filing, and determine the bureau where the same are to be effected.

Art. 5. The ownership of a trade or commercial mark is not acquired except for a term of fifteen years, but this registration can be renewed indefinitely for ten years at a time thereafter.

Art. 6. For the renewal of a trade or commercial mark, a declaration by the proprietor made to the competent bureau within thirty days following the expiration of the term of protection will be sufficient. After the passing of this term, the right acquired will be forfeited."

Art. 7. The property acquired by the registration and filing of a trade or commercial mark, confers solely the right to the use of that mark, but never the exclusive right to manufacture or sell the product or article to which it is applied.

Art. 8. For frauds committed against the property of trade and commercial marks, will be jointly and severally responsible, unless they prove their innocence, the person for the account of whom the fraud has been committed, the authors of the counterfeiting, and the importers and retailers of the object or product counterfeited.

Art. 9. Frauds committed against the property of trude or commercial marks will be punished according to Article 496, Section 3, of the pedal code.

Art. 10. Trade or commercial marks cannot be obtained for the manufacture or sale of illicit products or articles.

Art. 11. It is forbidden to make use in marks, of designs, engravings or cuts, contrary to good morals.

Art. 12. The coat of arms of the Republic, and the National flag, cannot be utilized for trade or commercial marks.

TO THE EXECUTIVE POWER:
Given in the Hall of the Sessions of Congress, at the National Palace, San José, May 22, 1894.

PEDRO LEON PAEZ.
VICTOR OROZCO,

JUAN R. LIZANO,
NATIONAL PALACE, San José, May 22, 1896.

The above law is to be executed.

RAFAEL IGLESIAS.
The Secretary of State in charge of Finances and Commerce. Ricardo Montealegre.

NOTICE.
Please note for future use, should occasion arise, that our Mr. William Evarts
Richards has been appointed :

Consul, at New York, of the Republic of Paraguay ;
Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland;
Commissioner of the Supreme Court of the Cape of Good Hope.

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We compute foreign currencies as follows: £1 = $4.87; 1 Franc = 19 3-10 cents ;

1 Mark = 23 8-10 cents.

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NOTE.-The information on page 90 of our book, so far as it relates to Bolivia (trade marks), is hereby cancelled, and the following substituted in lieu thereof.

The registration of trade marks bas been provided for by the law of November 25, 1893. Our charge for obtaining registration is now as follows:

FEES.
Trade Mark, application for registration...

$65 00
Taxes (payable annually), including government and agency
fees ..

12 50
Assignment, preparing and recording.

45 00 DOCUMENTS REQUIRED. 1. Power of Attorney, signed by the applicant, and legalized by a Bolivian Consul. 2. Six Fac-similes of the mark.

3. Description of the mark and of the manner of its employment. The full name, address and occupation of the proprietor should be stated. 4. Wood Cut or electrotype of the mark.

LAW AND PRACTICE, The term of protection is practically unlimited, as the mark may be retained upon the register so long as the yearly taxes are duly paid. If by accident or mistake an annual tax is not paid within the prescribed time, the protection may be renewed by effecting a re-registration, provided that in the interval the mark has not been registered by another person.

There are no restrictions as to the citizenship or nationality of registrants.

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