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Regulations on Interpartes Proceedings

Year of Version:1998
Date of Last Amendment:February 8, 2002
Date of Entry into Force:October 20, 1998
Date of Text (Issued):October 2, 1998
Type of Text:Implementing Rules/Regulations
Subject Matter:Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Designs, Industrial Property, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions), Trademarks, Transfer of Technology, Utility Models
These Regulations concern interpartes proceedings regarding petitions for cancellations of a mark patent, utility model, industry design, opposition to registration of a mark & compulsory licensing.

In the conduct of hearing of inter partes cases, the rules on interpartes proceedings shall be primarily applied. The Rules of Court, unless inconsistent with these rules, may be applied in suppletory character (see Rule 2, Section 6).
In particular, Rule 9, Sections 1-9, contain provisions on reconsideration and appeal of interpartes proceedings.

With respect to the right of foreign corporation to sue in trademark or service mark enforcement action, see Rule 2, Section 4.
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