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TRADE MARKS REGULATIONS 1995 - REG 17A.48K

Statement of grounds and particulars must be adequate

             (1)  The Registrar must assess the adequacy of a statement of grounds and particulars filed under regulation 17A.48J.

             (2)  If the Registrar decides that the statement is adequate, the Registrar must give a copy of the statement to the applicant.

             (3)  If the Registrar decides that the statement is inadequate, the Registrar may:

                     (a)  direct the opponent to rectify the inadequacy by filing more information on the basis for the opposition to the cessation of protection; or

                     (b)  dismiss the opposition.

             (4)  If the Registrar decides that the information filed under paragraph (3)(a) rectifies the inadequacy of the statement, the Registrar must give a copy of the statement and the information to the applicant.

             (5)  For subsection 99A(1) of the Act, the Registrar may dismiss the opposition if:

                     (a)  the Registrar decides that the statement is inadequate; or

                     (b)  the Registrar has directed the opponent to file information under paragraph (3)(a) and:

                              (i)  the opponent fails to file the information; or

                             (ii)  the Registrar decides that the information filed does not rectify the inadequacy of the statement.

             (6)  Regulation 17A.48B does not apply to this regulation.

Note:          For review rights in relation to a decision by the Registrar to dismiss an opposition, see subsection 99A(2) of the Act.



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