As Office of a Designated Contracting Party
|Request for extension of protection|
The Office republishes notifications of international registration, subsequent designation or renewal received from the International Bureau.
Absolute and relative grounds.
Ex officio provisional refusal and a refusal based on opposition.
|Time Limit for Responding to Provisional Refusal||
No period is specified for initial response, but a period of fifteen months is allowed for examination procedures to be finalized (extendable for further six months).
|Administrative and judicial remedies in case of refusal issued by the Office||
Ex officio provisional refusal and response to opposition can be addressed through administrative and/or judicial remedies available in Australia.
Last updated on: May 6, 2014