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TRADE MARKS REGULATIONS 1995 - REG 9.11

Extension of time for filing--application

             (1)  A person who intends to oppose an application for removal may request the Registrar to extend:

                     (a)  the period for filing a notice of intention to oppose under subregulation 9.8(1); or

                     (b)  the period for filing a statement of grounds and particulars under subregulation 9.9(1).

             (2)  A request under paragraph (1)(a) or (b) may be made within the period for filing the document in question.

Note:          See subparagraph (3)(b)(ii) and subregulation 9.12(2) in relation to the consequences of making the request after the filing period has ended.

             (3)  The request must:

                     (a)  be in an app roved form; and

                     (b)  be accompanied by a declaration stating:

                              (i)  the facts and circumstances forming the basis for the grounds; and

                             (ii)  if the period for filing the notice of intention to oppose or the statement of grounds and particulars has ended--the reason why the request was not made within the period.

Note:          Regulations 21.6 and 21.7 deal with making and filing declarations.

             (4)  The request may be made only on either or both of the following grounds:

                     (a)  an error or omission by the person, the person's agent, the Registrar or an employee;

                     (b)  circumstances beyond the control of the person, other than an error or omission by the person, the person's agent, the Registrar or an employee.



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