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28.4. Hearings: Interface with court proceedings

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A new inclusion of the following text has been added.

A suspension will typically only be available if both parties consent, or if at least one party does not consent, the court proceedings would need to be shown to effectively duplicate the issues before this office. In either case, a suspension must be for a definite period (which may be renewed upon further request).

28. Hearings

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28.2. Hearings: Filing evidence

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Time frames for evidence

The time frames for presentation of evidence are entirely at the discretion of the Registrar (reg 11.24(2)). But in general parties are given 1 to 3 months for any particular round of evidence.​ When there is more than one party in the dispute, there are usually 3 rounds of evidence, but often only two are needed. ​​​​​​

A customer can apply for an extension of time for any deadline set by the Registrar. See Extensions of time for information on applications for extensions of time.

28.1. Hearings: overview

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For matters with no right of appeal or review to any of the abovementioned bodies, it may be possible to seek judicial review of the hearing decision in a competent court. The delegate will not routinely mention this to parties when issuing a decision but may do so if they consider it appropriate in all the circumstances.

28.3. Hearings: Disputes over whether the design was new and distinctive at the priority date

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3.5. Fees: Hearing fees

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12.5. Section 43 refusal to register: Scandalous content

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3.2. Fees: Application fees

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3.4. Fees: Examination fees

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3.3. Fees: Renewal fees

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3. Fees

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12.8. Section 43 refusal to register: Integrated circuits

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12.7. Section 43 refusal to register: Olympic symbols

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3.6. Fees: Fees for extensions of time

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3.7. Fees: Refunds

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12. Section 43 refusal to register

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12.2. Section 43 refusal to register: Medals

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12.1. Section 43 refusal to register: overview

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12.3. Section 43 refusal to register: Anzac

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12.4. Section 43 refusal to register: Currency

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