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Designs Bill 2003

Part 4 Publication

   

57   Publication of a design

             (1)  This section applies to a design disclosed in a design application if the applicant has requested under section 35, 36, 37 or 38 that the design be published.

             (2)  The Registrar must publish the design if the Registrar is satisfied that the documents provided with the design application satisfy any requirements in relation to publication that are prescribed by the regulations.

             (3)  If the Registrar is not satisfied as mentioned in subsection (2), the Registrar must give a written notice to the applicant stating:

                     (a)  the matters in relation to which the Registrar is not satisfied; and

                     (b)  that the applicant may amend the design application under section 28; and

                     (c)  that the application will lapse at the end of the period prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of paragraph 33(1)(b) unless, during that period:

                              (i)  the application is amended; or

                             (ii)  the applicant responds in writing to the notice stating why the applicant considers that the application does not need to be amended;

                            and as a result of the amendment or response, the Registrar is satisfied as mentioned in subsection (2).

58   What happens after Registrar gives notice under section 57

             (1)  This section applies if the Registrar has given a written notice to an applicant under subsection 57(3).

             (2)  If the applicant requests that the Registrar amend the application, the Registrar must consider the request under section 28.

             (3)  If the applicant responds in writing to the notice as mentioned in subparagraph 57(3)(c)(ii), the Registrar must consider the response.

             (4)  If, after considering the request or response, the Registrar is satisfied as mentioned in subsection 57(2), the Registrar must publish the design or designs under that subsection.

             (5)  If, after considering the request or response, the Registrar is not satisfied as mentioned in subsection 57(2), the Registrar may either:

                     (a)  refuse to publish the design under section 59; or

                     (b)  give a further notice to the applicant under subsection 57(3).

59   Refusal to publish

             (1)  Subject to section 58, the Registrar must refuse to publish a design if:

                     (a)  the design is disclosed in a design application in respect of which the Registrar has given notice under subsection 57(3); and

                     (b)  the applicant has not responded to the notice or amended the application in such a way that the Registrar is satisfied as mentioned in subsection 57(2).

             (2)  The Registrar must notify the applicant in writing of a refusal under subsection (1). The notice must set out the reasons for the refusal.