Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Regulations 2017

79 Registrar may give directions

(1)

The Registrar may, at any stage in a proceeding, give directions that are consistent with the Act and these regulations and that require a party to do things to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of the proceeding within a time specified by the Registrar.

(2)

The Registrar may give a direction on the Registrar’s own initiative or on the application of a party to the proceeding.

(3)

Without limiting subclause (1), the Registrar may—

(a)

fix the time by which a step in the proceeding must be taken; and

(b)

specify the steps that must be taken to prepare the proceeding for a hearing; and

(c)

direct how a hearing is to be conducted; and

(d)

require parties to use their best endeavours to agree on how information or evidence that may be confidential or privileged is to be treated; and

(e)

give directions about how information that may be confidential or privileged is to be treated if the parties have not been able to reach an agreement within the time specified by the Registrar; and

(f)

require parties to file copies of documents; and

(g)

require parties to provide other parties to the proceeding with copies of documents; and

(h)

require parties to file better or further particulars; and

(i)

require parties to provide other parties to the proceeding with better or further particulars.

Compare: LI 2014/275 r 156