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Designs Bill 2003

Part 2 Fees

   

130   Fees

             (1)  The regulations may prescribe the fees to be paid for the purposes of this Act or the regulations.

             (2)  Without limiting subsection (1), the regulations may prescribe different fees, in respect of the doing of an act or the filing of a document, according to when the act is done or the document is filed.

             (3)  The prescribed fees are payable in accordance with the regulations.

             (4)  The regulations may provide for the consequences of failing to pay a fee in accordance with the regulations.

             (5)  In particular, the regulations may provide that, for the purposes of this Act or the regulations:

                     (a)  an act is not to be done, or is taken not to have been done, if the fee for doing the act is not paid in accordance with the regulations; or

                     (b)  a document is not filed, or is taken not to have been filed, if the fee for filing the document is not paid in accordance with the regulations; or

                     (c)  an application for registration of a design lapses, or is taken to have lapsed, if a fee relating to the application is not paid in accordance with the regulations.

             (6)  Subsection (5) does not limit subsection (4).