21.1. Satisfied: overview

Date Published

Key legislation in this topic: Designs Act: ss 15, 65, 67, 68; Designs Regulations: reg 3.06(3)

Key related topics: Prior art base, Examination and certification, Standard of the familiar person / informed user, Convention priority, Priority date

The purpose of examination is to determine whether a ground for revocation exists (s 65(2)).

As part of the examination process, the examiner must be ‘satisfied’ about the presence or absence of a ground for revocation (s 67, s 68). ​​​​​​​

This raises the questions of:

Amended Reasons

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