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TRADE MARKS REGULATIONS 1995 - REG 8.7

Amendment because of inconsistency with international agreements--opposition directions

             (1)  The Registrar may give a direction in relation to an opposition under subsection 83A(4) of the Act:

                     (a)  if requested by the registered owner of the registered trade mark, or an opponent, in writing; or

                     (b)  on the Registrar's own initiative.

             (2)  If the Registrar proposes to give a direction, the Registrar must give the registered owner of the registered trade mark, and each opponent, an opportunity to make representations about the direction.

             (3)  A direction must not be inconsistent with the Act or these Regulations.

             (4)  The Registrar must notify the registered owner of the registered trade mark, and each opponent, of the direction as soon as practicable.



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