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4. Please explain what term your country regards as "a reasonable period within which the competent authorities shall inform the applicant whether or not they have accepted the Application" stipulated in Article 52 of the TRIPS Agreement.
The national legislation in force (Act 1994:1552 on Customs Control of Trademark Infringements, which contains provisions complementary to those in the European Union Council Regulation No. 3295/94) contains no provisions on the term within which the applicant shall be informed whether the application has been accepted or not. From the implementing regulations to that European Union Regulation (Commission Regulation No. 1367/95) follows, however, that such information shall be given immediately, and this is obviously applied also at the Swedish national level.