8.15. Examination and certification: Examination hearings

Date Published

The only people with a right to be heard in relation to an examination are:

  • the owner
  • a third party who requests examination
  • a third party entered on the Register as having an interest in the design.

The Registrar must hear the owner before revoking a registration (s 68(4)). ‘Relevant parties’ are also be entitled to be heard. However, a person who has merely filed material under s 69 is not entitled to be heard.

See Hearings topic for further information.​​​​​


Anyone who requests examination can appeal the Registrar’s decision (s 67(3)).

Amended Reasons

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