D16.4 Revocation of a prohibition order

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A prohibition order may be revoked. This typically arises in the following manner:

  1. An interim prohibition order is put in place pending formal advice – and the formal advice is that a prohibition order is not required.
  2. The design has been filed under international agreements, and the foreign agency has advised that the prohibition order has been removed in that foreign country.
  3. The applicant asks for review of the need for a prohibition order.

Before revoking a prohibition order, the Registrar will usually obtain advice from relevant agencies.

When a prohibition order is revoked, and the design would otherwise have been registered and/or published, that registration and publication is affected forthwith.