Minister Conger to the Secretary of State.

No. 1643.]

Sir: Continuing the subject-matter of my No. 1626,a I have the honor to inclose herewith copy of trade-mark regulations furnished me by the foreign office in a note dated the 9th instant, herewith inclosed. I also inclose a copy of my reply thereto.

I have, etc.,

E. H. Conger.

The Prince of Ch’ing to Mr. Conger.

On the 23d day of the fourth moon and thirtieth year of Kuangshu (June 7, 1904) my board received a communication from the board of commerce, saying:

“In each of the three recent commercial treaties with the United States, Great Britain, and Japan the necessity of registering trade-marks is plainly stated. This board has now decided upon a set of regulations which it proposes for trial. The board of foreign affairs, however, should first send these regulations to the ministers of the United States, Great Britain, and Japan, respectively, for their perusal; and for that reason we send this communication, that you may be informed and that you may take the necessary action. In addition, this board proposes to memorialize the Throne in the matter of these regulations upon the 2d day of the fifth moon (June 15, 1904), and we trust that as soon as the various ministers have sent in their replies your board will communicate with us without delay.”

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It becomes our duty, therefore, to send to your excellency a printed copy of the above-mentioned regulations, and we trust that a reply will be forthcoming without delay.

Inclosure: One copy of regulations.


[Regulations are same, practically, as inclosure with No. 1681, August 15, 1904, infra.]

  1. Not printed.