71I Cancellation of registration of party logo

(1)

The Electoral Commission must cancel the registration of the logo of a political party if—

(a)

a person described in section 71C(2)(a) applies to cancel the registration of the logo and the Electoral Commission is satisfied that the application is made on behalf of the political party; or

(b)

the registration of the political party is cancelled under section 70; or

(c)

the Electoral Commission is satisfied that the use of the logo by the political party constitutes an infringement of an intellectual property right or a breach of an enactment.

(2)

Section 71E applies, with any necessary modifications, to an application made under subsection (1)(a).

(3)

If the Electoral Commission cancels the registration of the logo of a political party, the Electoral Commission must, as soon as is reasonably practicable and in any case not later than 10 working days after the date of cancellation,—

(a)

give written notice of the cancellation and the reasons for the cancellation to—

(i)

the applicant, if the registration of the logo was cancelled under subsection (1)(a) on the application of a person described in section 71C(2)(a)(ii); and

(ii)

the secretary of the political party; and

(b)

arrange for the cancellation to be published in the Gazette.

Section 71I: inserted, on 25 March 2014, by section 15 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 8).