(1) If the trade mark is a protected international trade mark, the Registrar must register the trade mark.
(2) The date of registration of the trade mark is taken to be:
(a) the date of international registration or the date of recording, as applicable; or
(b) if the IRDA in respect of the trade mark included a priority claim, the priority date allowed under that claim.
Note: The Protocol makes provision for this as 'Replacement of a National or Regional Registration by an International Registration': see Article 4 bis .