Trade Marks (Madrid Protocol) Regulations 2017

These draft regulations were approved by resolution of the National Assembly on 2nd March 2017 and of the Senate on 7th March. They will not be come law until published in the Government Gazette.
When moving the adoption of the resolutions in Parliament, Vice-President Mnangagwa stated that he was doing so to comply with section 97B(4) of the Trade Marks Act, as enacted by the General Laws Amendment Act, 2016. That provision is as follows—
“(7) The Minister shall lay the draft statutory instrument referred to in subsection (6) before the National Assembly, and if the National Assembly makes no resolution against the publication of the statutory instrument within the next seven sitting days after it is so laid before it, the Minister shall cause it to be published in the Gazette.”

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