Industrial Design Act
Marginal note:Examination prior to registration
5 (1) The Minister shall examine each application for the registration of a design to ascertain whether the design meets the requirements of this Act for registration.
Marginal note:Report of objections
(2) Where the Minister finds that a design does not meet the requirements for registration, the Minister shall send the applicant a report setting out the objections to registration and specifying a period for reply.
Marginal note:Abandonment of application
(3) If the applicant does not reply in good faith to the objections within the specified period, the application shall be considered abandoned.
Marginal note:Reinstatement of application
(4) An application that is considered abandoned shall be reinstated if the applicant, within the prescribed period,
(a) makes a request for reinstatement;
(b) replies in good faith to the objections to registration; and
(c) pays the fees prescribed for reinstatement.
- R.S., 1985, c. I-9, s. 5
- 1992, c. 1, s. 143(E)
- 1993, c. 15, s. 13
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