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TRADE MARKS REGULATIONS 1995 - REG 17A.34L

Registrar may allow cooling-off period

             (1)  This regulation applies to an opposition if:

                     (a)  the notice of opposition has been filed; and

                     (b)  the Registrar has not made a decision on the opposition under regulation 17A.34N; and

                     (c)  the opposition has not been dismissed under regulation 17A.34B.

             (2)  If the Registrar is satisfied that the parties agree to a cooling-off period, the Registrar must allow a cooling-off period of 6 months.

             (3)  The Registrar must extend the cooling-off period for 6 months if, before the end of the period, the Registrar is satisfied that the parties agree to the extension.

             (4)  The Registrar must not:

                     (a)  further extend the cooling-off period; or

                     (b)  allow more than one cooling-off period for an opposition.

             (5)  If a party files a notice in an approved form requesting the Registrar to discontinue the cooling-off period, the Registrar must do so.

             (6)  The Registrar may direct the parties on steps they must take:

                     (a)  if the cooling-off period is discontinued; or

                     (b)  otherwise--when the cooling-off period ends.

             (7)  The opposition resumes:

                     (a)  if the cooling-off period is discontinued; or

                     (b)  otherwise--when the cooling-off period ends.

             (8)  If:

                     (a)  the cooling-off period begins during the period mentioned in regulation 17A.34H or an evidentiary period mentioned in regulation 17A.34J; and

                     (b)  the opposition resumes;

the period mentioned in regulation 17A.34H or 17A.34J restarts when the opposition resumes.



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