Furthermore, it is not clear that if CIDO would mis-register a design, if, due to the delay, it was not aware of a request for withdrawal that was justified earlier, an appeal would be available before the CIDO or the courts. If Canada complies with the Hague Convention (1999), an amendment to Article 6(1) of CIDA should be considered. One amendment that could be made is the amendment of CIDA to make the registration fee for conflicting applications subject to filing or priority dates (as is the case, for example, under Article 28.2(1)(c) and (d) of the Patent Act). . . .