Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Regulations 2017

Opposition to application

50 Opposition to application

(1)

An interested person may, under section 46B of the Act, oppose an application to alter a registered geographical indication, or the conditions or boundaries relating to it, by filing a counter-statement.

(2)

The counter-statement must—

(a)

be filed within 2 months after the date on which the proposed alteration was first publicly notified; and

(b)

be signed by the opponent; and

(c)

contain,—

(i)

if the opponent is not the registrant, a statement of the basis on which the opponent claims to be an interested person; and

(ii)

a response to the applicant’s grounds for the proposed alteration, by admitting, denying, or claiming lack of knowledge of each assertion made in the application; and

(iii)

a brief statement of the facts on which the opponent relies in opposing the proposed alteration.

(3)

The Registrar must, as soon as practicable, send a copy of any counter-statement to the applicant.

(4)

The Registrar must determine the application on the documents filed by the applicant if the opponent does not comply with subclauses (1) and (2).

Compare: SR 2003/187 rr 101, 102