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Wednesday, 1 August 1906


Mr DUGALD THOMSON (NORTH SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) . - This clause provides that -

Any person who has applied for protection for any design in the United Kingdom or the Isle of Man, or in any foreign State with which the arrangement has been made, shall be entitled to registration of his design under this Act in priority to other applicants, and such registration shall have the same date as the date of the original application in the United Kingdom or the Isle of Man or such foreign State, as the case may be.

It does not say how far priority shall extend. There might be an application by an Australian manufacturer of an earlier date than the application or the registration in the United Kingdom; but would the Australian applicant be regarded as not having priority ?


Mr McCay - Does the clause cover an application in the United Kingdom subsequent to a similar application made here by another party?


Mr DUGALD THOMSON (NORTH SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) - That is the question. The clause seems to give unquestioned priority to the applicant in the United Kingdom.







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