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TRADE MARKS REGULATIONS 1995 - REG 5.15

Extension of time for filing

             (1)  A party may request the Registrar to extend a period for filing evidence mentioned in regulation 5.14.

             (2)  The Registrar may extend the period only if the Registrar is satisfied that:

                     (a)  the party:

                              (i)  has made all reasonable efforts to comply with all relevant filing requirements of this Part; and

                             (ii)  despite acting promptly and diligently at all times to ensure the filing of the evidence within the period, is unable to do so; or

                     (b)  there are exceptional circumstances that justify the extension.

             (3)  The Registrar:

                     (a)  must decide the length of the extended period having regard to what is reasonable in the circumstances; and

                     (b)  may do so on terms that the Registrar considers appropriate.

             (4)  In this regulation:

"exceptional circumstances" includes the following:

                     (a)  a circumstance beyond the control of a party that prevents the party from complying with a filing requirement under this Part;

                     (b)  an error or omission by the Registrar or an employee that prevents a party from complying with a filing requirement under this Part;

                     (c)  an order of a court or a direction by the Registrar that the opposition be stayed.



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