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[Act No. 803, (1903-07-23)](https://lawyerly.ph/laws/view/l8845)
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[ Act No. 803, July 23, 1903 ]

AN ACT AMENDING ACT NUMBERED SIX HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SIX BY PROVIDING THAT CERTIFICATES OF REGISTRY OF TRADE-MARKS AND TRADE NAMES SHALL BE ISSUED UNDER THE SEAL OF THE BUREAU OF PATENTS, COPYRIGHTS, AND TRADE-MARKS.

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commission, that:

SECTION 1. Section fifteen of Act Numbered Six hundred and sixty-six, entitled "An Act defining property in trade-marks and in trade names and providing for the protection of the same, defining unfair competition and providing remedies against the same, providing registration for trade-marks and trade names, and defining the effect to be given to registration under the Spanish royal decree of eighteen hundred and eighty-eight relating to the registration of trade-marks and the effect to be given to registration under this Act," is herein amended by striking out of the first sentence of said sect inn the words "under the seal of the Department of the Interior, and shall be signed by the Chief of the Bureau of Patents, Copyrights, and Trade-Marks," and by inserting in lieu thereof the words "under the seal of the Bureau of Patents, Copyrights, and Trade-Marks, and shall be signed, by the Chief of said Bureau," so that said section fifteen shall read as follows:
"SEC. 15. Certificates of registry of trade-marks and trade names shall be issued in the name of the Insular Government of the Philippine Archipelago, under the seal of the Bureau of Patents, Copyrights, and Trade-Marks, and shall be signed by the Chief of said Bureau; and a record thereof, together with printed copies of the specific trade-marks or trade names, shall be kept by him in books for that purpose. Certified copies of trade-marks or trade names and of statements and declarations filed therewith, and original certificates of registry, shall be evidence in any suit in which such trade-marks or trade names shall be brought into controversy. But registration of trade-marks and trade names under this Act shall only be prima facie evidence of the exclusive right by the person securing the registration to use the same."
SEC. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred.

SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage.

Enacted, July 23, 1903.

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