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Failure to pay: filing fees for patent requests

             (1)  This regulation applies if:

                     (a)  a fee mentioned in item 201, 202, 203 or 206 of Schedule 7 is not paid when it is payable; and

                     (b)  within 1 month after the fee is payable, the Commissioner invites the person by whom the fee is payable to pay the fee within 2 months after the date of the invitation; and

                     (c)  the fee is not paid within the 2 month period.

             (2)  The application lapses, or the patent ceases, at the end of the 2 month period.

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