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(1) A party may apply to the Commission to have its entry in the register altered by—
(a) changing its registered name,
(b) (if registered in the Great Britain register) changing the part or parts of Great Britain in respect of which it is registered,
(c) the addition, substitution or removal of an emblem,
(d) the addition or removal of a statement that a party is registered as a party with a campaigns officer, or
(e) the addition of information prescribed under paragraph 6 of Schedule 4 since—
(i) the time when the party applied for registration, or
(ii) if a notification has been previously given under section 32 in relation to the party, the time when the last such notification was given.
(2) Subject to subsections (3) to (6), the Commission shall grant an application under this section.
(3) The Commission shall refuse an application to change a party's registered name if, in their opinion, any of paragraphs (a) to (f) of section 28(4) apply to the new name.
(4) The Commission shall refuse an application to change the part or parts of Great Britain in respect of which a party is registered if, in their opinion, the change would be likely to result in—
(a) such confusion in relation to the party's registered name as is mentioned in paragraph (a) of section 28(4), or
(b) such confusion in relation to a registered emblem of the party as is mentioned in paragraph (a) of section 29(2).
(5) The Commission shall refuse an application to add an emblem if—
(a) the party already has three registered emblems, or
(b) in the Commission's opinion, any of paragraphs (a) to (d) of section 29(2) apply to the emblem.
(6) The Commission shall refuse to substitute an emblem if in their opinion any of paragraphs (a) to (d) of section 29(2) apply to the new emblem.
(7) For the purposes of subsection (3), (5) or (6)—
(a) section 28(4)(a) and section 28(5), or
(b) section 29(2)(a) and section 28(5) (as it applies by virtue of section 29(3)),
as the case may be, shall each have effect as if the words “applying to be” were omitted.
(8) Where the Commission refuse an application by a party under this section, they shall notify the party of their reasons for refusing the application.
(9) Part II of Schedule 4 applies to applications under this section.
Specified date (in so far as this section is necessary for the purposes of the operation of any provision of Sch 23, Pt I): 14 December 2000: see s 163(4)(c).
To be appointed (for remaining purposes): see s 163(2).