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Request for preliminary search and opinion relating to complete application

             (1)  This regulation applies to a complete application for a standard patent made on or after 15 April 2013.

             (2)  If the applicant has not asked for an examination under section 44 of the Act, the applicant may request a preliminary search and opinion relating to the application under section 43A of the Act.

             (3)  The request must be in the approved form.

Note:          Section 43A of the Act does not require a request to be made before the Commissioner conducts a preliminary search and opinion.

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