Marginal note:Prescribed date — withdrawal of request for priority
191 For the purposes of subsection 10(4) of the Act, if a request for priority that was made in respect of a category 3 application has been withdrawn with respect to a previously regularly filed application for a patent before the coming-into-force date, the prescribed date is, despite section 17, the later of
(a) the earlier of
(i) the day on which a period of 16 months after the filing date of the previously regularly filed application expires, and
(ii) if the request for priority is based on more than one previously regularly filed application, the day on which a period of 16 months after the earliest of the filing dates of those applications expires, and
(b) if the Commissioner is able to stop the technical preparations to open the category 3 application to public inspection before the expiry of the confidentiality period referred to in subsection 10(2) of the Act, the day on which the Commissioner stops those preparations.
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