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Protected symbols (Act s 9A)

             (1)  Each symbol whose design is set out in Schedule 11 is a protected symbol for the purposes of the definition of that term in subsection 9A(4) of the Act.

             (2)  A symbol mentioned in subregulation (1) does not cease to be a protected symbol by reason only of the symbol being expressed in a colour, combination of colours, font or size different from that set out in Schedule 11.

Note 1:       This Part forms part of a scheme to implement Australia's obligations under the Hague Service Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters. Under the Convention, the Attorney-General's Department of the Commonwealth is designated as the Central Authority (under Article 2 of the Convention) and certain courts and government departments are, for certain purposes, designated as 'other ' or 'additional ' authorities (under Article 18 of the Convention).

Note 2:       This Part provides (in Division 2) for service in overseas Convention countries of local judicial documents (documents that relate to proceedings in the court) and (in Division 3) for default judgment in proceedings in the court after service overseas of such a document.

Note 3:       The Attorney-General's Department of the Commonwealth maintains a copy of the Convention, a list of all Convention countries, details of declarations and objections made under the Convention by each of those countries and the names and addresses of the Central and other authorities of each of those countries. A copy of the Convention can be found at

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