(1) The Registrar may give a direction in relation to an opposition to which this Division applies:
(a) if requested by a party in writing; or
(b) on the Registrar's own initiative.
(2) If the Registrar proposes to give a direction, the Registrar must give the parties 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 parties of the direction as soon as practicable.