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TRADE MARKS REGULATIONS 1995 - REG 6.9

Hearing

             (1)   The Registrar:

                     (a)  must hold a hearing of the opposition if requested by a party in writing; or

                     (b)  may decide, on the Registrar's own initiative, to hold a hearing of the opposition.

             (2)  The hearing may, at the Registrar's discretion, be:

                     (a)  an oral hearing; or

                     (b)  by written submissions.

             (3)  If the Registrar decides on an oral hearing:

                     (a)  the Registrar must notify the parties of the date, time and place of the hearing; and

                     (b)  the opponent must file a summary of submissions at least 10 business days before the hearing; and

                     (c)  the applicant must file a summary of submissions at least 5 business days before the hearing.

             (4)  The Registrar may take into account a party's failure to file a summary of submissions under subregulation (3) in making an award of costs.

Note:          Regulations 21.15 and 21.16 deal with hearings.

             (5)  The Registrar must:

                     (a)  decide the opposition; and

                     (b)  notify the parties of the Registrar's decision.



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