Industrial Design Act

Version of section 5 from 2002-12-31 to 2018-11-04:


Marginal note:Examination prior to registration

  •  (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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