Transitional provisions have been set out in detail to ensure the smooth transition from the old Ordinance to the new Ordinance.
Applications, which have been advertised in the government gazette prior to 4th April 2003, must proceed under the old TMO with the payment of registration fees and the registration period will be 7 years.
Applications, which have not been advertised prior to 4th April 2003 can:
- continue to be examined and proceeded with under the old TMO; OR
- be examined under the new TMO by filing an irrevocable conversion application together with the necessary fee on or before 4th October 2003. The filing date of the converted applications will be 4th April 2003.