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Patent Rules

Version of section 41 from 2021-06-28 to 2024-05-14:


Marginal note:Notice of disregarded communication

  •  (1) If a patent agent who is not appointed to represent an applicant or patentee in respect of a patent or an application for a patent communicates in writing with the Commissioner on behalf of that applicant or patentee for the purpose of prosecuting or maintaining in effect that application or for the purpose of a procedure relating to that patent and the communication identifies that patent agent, the Commissioner must by notice inform the patent agent that the Commissioner will not have regard to that communication unless, not later than three months after the date of the notice, the patent agent is appointed to represent that applicant or patentee in respect of that application or patent and requests that the Commissioner have regard to the communication.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a communication in respect of any business under subsection 36(2), (3) or (4) or to a communication in respect of any business for the purpose of a procedure relating to a patent, other than a communication in respect of any business referred to in subsection 37(2).

  • Marginal note:Communication deemed received

    (3) If, not later than three months after the date of the notice referred to in subsection (1), the patent agent is appointed to represent that applicant or patentee in respect of that patent or application for a patent and requests that the Commissioner have regard to the communication, the communication is deemed to have been received from the applicant or patentee on the date on which the communication was originally received from the patent agent.

  • SOR/2021-131, s. 16

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