Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Regulations 2017

Notice of opposition

28 Opposition to accepted application

(1)

An interested person may, under section 36C of the Act, oppose an application to register a geographical indication by filing a notice of opposition.

(2)

The notice of opposition must—

(a)

be filed within 3 months after the date on which acceptance of the application was first publicly notified; and

(b)

be signed by the opponent; and

(c)

contain, or be accompanied by, the following information:

(i)

a statement of the basis on which the opponent claims to be an interested person:

(ii)

the geographical indication to which the opposition relates:

(iii)

the ground or grounds of opposition:

(iv)

if a ground of opposition relates to section 14, 15, 16, or 17 of the Act, the trade mark number of the relevant trade mark:

(v)

the facts on which the opponent relies and the relief sought.

(3)

An opponent must pay the prescribed fee for a notice of opposition in accordance with Part 11.

(4)

The Registrar must, as soon as practicable after a notice of opposition is filed and the prescribed fee has been paid, send a copy of the notice to the applicant.

Compare: 2002 No 49 s 47