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Sec 38, Patents Act 1970: Revocation of secrecy directions & extension of time

Section 38 (Revocation of secrecy directions and extension of time) under Chapter VII (Provisions for Secrecy of Certain Inventions) of the Patents Act, 1970 ⦂―

❝When any direction given under section 35 is revoked by the Controller, then, notwithstanding any provision of this Act specifying the time within which any step should be taken or any act done in connection with an application for the patent, the Controller may, subject to such conditions, if any, as he thinks fit to impose, extend the time for doing anything required or authorised to be done by or under this Act in connection with the application, whether or not that time has previously expired.❞



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Notes:

The Patents Act, 1970 was amended by :

- the Patents (Amendment) Act, 1999 (No. 17 of 1999);

- the Patents (Amendment) Act, 2002 (No. 38 of 2002);

- the Patents (Amendment) Act, 2005 (No. 15 of 2005).

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