183. Registration of protected contracts.

183.     Registration of protected contracts.

The statutory protection of contracts whose execution might otherwise be prohibited by a marketing scheme1 is extended only until the expiration of three months from the date the prohibition first takes effect, unless the contracts are registered2. If, before the expiration of that time, any party to such a contract applies for registration, the board3 is, subject to statutory anti-evasion provisions4, obliged to register it5.

Any contracting party who is aggrieved by an omission of the board to register a contract may, within a further 21 days, appeal to any county court within