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Japan

Volume 894: debated on Monday 23 June 1975

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21.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will make representations to the Japanese Government asking them to consider outlawing the registration of British geographical names as trade marks in view of the effect of their present practices on British trade.

Our embassy in Tokyo has made representations on the use of British geographical names as trade marks which the Japanese authorities have undertaken to consider carefully.

35.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what is the total value of exports to and imports from Japan for each of the last three years for which figures are available.

During 1972, 1973 and 1974, imports were £315, £444 and £570 million cif and exports £173, £273 and £319 million fob, respectively.