"[...] Currently, the legal framework for the examination of international trade marks designating the UK (international marks (UK)) is a mix of the self standing international provisions in the Madrid Protocol ('the Protocol') and secondary legislation in the Trade Marks (International Registration) Order 1996 (SI 1996 No 714) ('the Order 1996'), made under powers conferred by section 54 of the Trade Mark Act 1994 (as amended, 'the Act'). The Order 1996 has been amended five times, normally in the wake of changes to domestic rules, since 1996. [...]
The UK-IPO now propose to consolidate this instrument, and incorporate changes made to domestic rules (The Trade Mark Rules 2008 ('the Rules') currently subject to consultation) as they apply to international marks (UK). [...]"
The deadline for submitting comments lapses on June 30, 2008.