||Title:||REGISTERED DESIGNS ORDINANCE||Gazette Number:|
|Section:||26||Heading:||Refusal of applications||Version Date:||30/06/1997|
(1) The Registrar may refuse an application for registration of a design if, after an examination by him under section 24 and after giving the applicant the opportunity to correct any deficiencies as provided for in that section, he determines-
(2) The Registrar shall give notice of any such refusal to the applicant.
(a) that the application does not satisfy the formal requirements; or
(b) that, on the face of the application, the design is not new or is not registrable for any other reason.
(3) Where the Registrar refuses an application for registration of a design under this section, the following provisions shall apply-
(a) the applicant shall continue to enjoy the right of priority under section 16 which he enjoyed immediately before such refusal; and
(b) no other right may be claimed under this Ordinance in relation to the application.