(1) A declaration required or permitted by the Act or these Regulations must be in the approved form.
Note: Declaration forms in the approved form are available on the IP Australia website at www.ipaustralia.gov.au.
(2) A declaration in the form of a statutory declaration, required or permitted to be given to a person mentioned in subregulation (3), may be given to the person in an electronic form by a means of electronic communication approved by the Commissioner.
Note: A declaration that is not in the form of statutory declaration may also be given in an electronic form by means of an electronic communication: see section 11 of the Electronic Transactions Act 1999 .
(3) For subregulation (2), the following persons may be given declarations, including statutory declarations, in electronic form by electronic means:
(a) the Commissioner;
(b) the Designated Manager;
(c) in relation to a Panel of the Disciplinary Tribunal--the Panel Chair;
(d) the Board.