Trade Marks Regulations 2003

Consolidation of proceedings

Heading: inserted, on 29 April 2013, by regulation 12 of the Trade Marks Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/49).

31A Commissioner may consolidate proceedings

The Commissioner may require that 2 or more proceedings be consolidated on terms that the Commissioner thinks just, or may require them to be heard at the same time or one after the other, or may require any of them to be halted until after the determination of any other of them, if the Commissioner is satisfied—

(a)

that a common question of law or fact arises in both or all of them; or

(b)

that the proceedings relate to—

(i)

identical trade marks; or

(ii)

trade marks with the same, or related, owners; or

(c)

that for any other reason it is desirable to require consolidation of proceedings under this regulation.

Compare: 1908 No 89 Schedule 2 rr 10.12, 10.13

Regulation 31A: inserted, on 29 April 2013, by regulation 12 of the Trade Marks Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/49).