Taking of evidence
- In any proceedings before the Office the means of giving
or obtaining evidence shall include the following:
(a) hearing the parties;
(b) requests for information;
(c) the production of documents and items of evidence;
(d) hearing witnesses;
(e) opinions by experts;
(f) statements in writing, sworn or affirmed or having a similar
effect under the law of the State in which the statement is
- The relevant department of the Office may commission
one of its members to examine the evidence adduced.
- If the Office considers it necessary for a party, witness or
expert to give evidence orally, it shall issue a summons to the
person concerned to appear before it.
- The parties shall be informed of the hearing of a witness
or expert before the Office. They shall have the right to be
present and to put questions to the witness or expert.