The Secretary of State1 may by regulations2 make provision about the making of requests to the registrar3 for an opinion on specified4 matters relating to designs registered under the Registered Designs Act 19495 and designs of such other description as may be specified6. The regulations must require the registrar to give an opinion in response to a request made under the regulations, except in specified cases or circumstances7, or where for any reason the registrar considers it inappropriate in all the circumstances to do so8. The regulations may confer discretion on the registrar9. An opinion given by the registrar
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