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In order to hear and decide an opposition, and refuse to accept an application, hearing officers require a delegation from the Commissioner to exercise the relevant powers.  

The Supervising Examiner (OEP) is responsible for the preparation of delegations for the Commissioner’s signature, including the hearing officer delegation.

New hearing officers, or those returning after an absence, should ensure that they have the appropriate delegation in place.

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