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Date Published

Note:  This information applies to oppositions commenced before 15 April 2013, provided the evidentiary period sought to be extended commenced before 15 April 2013.

Note: The regulations referred to in this section of the manual are those in force immediately before 15 April 2013.


Regulation 5.10(2), as in force immediately before 15 April 2013, allows the parties in an opposition to apply for an extension of time to take a step prescribed in the opposition proceedings except the steps of filing a notice of opposition and a statement of grounds and particulars, or filing evidence in support in an opposition under section 101M.

An application for extension of time may be made under reg 5.10(2) before or after the time sought to be extended has elapsed.

A fee is payable for each month of extension applied for under reg 5.10(2) (see Schedule 7 item 218, as in force immediately before 15 April 2013).

Amended Reasons

Amended Reason Date Amended
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