§ Mr. JOYNSON-HICKS
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to an application 1177 lodged with the keeper of cotton marks at the Manchester branch of the Trade Marks Registry by the Bradford Dyers' Association for the registration of the letters 13. D. A. under the provisions of section 62 of the Trade Marks Act of 1905; whether he is aware that some three years ago the same association applied for a similar registration under section 64 of the Act, and were refused under the provisions of subsection 10 (c); whether the provisions of section 62 are intended to apply only for registration in such cases in which the Board of Trade may consider it to be to the public advantage; whether the same section has ever been invoked to grant the registration of letters as a trade mark in the case of any commercial company; whether the Board of Trade have received any representations on the subject; and whether he will postpone the granting of his permission until a full inquiry can be held into the matter?
I am aware of the application referred to. The Board of Trade have received representations from the Manchester Chamber of Commerce with regard to it, and are meeting representatives of the Chamber to-day in order to give them an opportunity of fully expressing their views.