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Under sec 24(1)(b), any information made publicly available without the consent of the nominated person or patentee is to be disregarded, provided an application* is filed within 12 months from the day the information became publicly available.  Note that there are no special provisions for Convention applications.

Any applications which seek to invoke the provisions of sec 24(1)(b) are to be referred to the Assistant General Manager (OEP) via a supervising examiner.  


For information made publicly available before 15 April 2013, the application must be a provisional or complete.

For information made publicly available on or after 15 April 2013, the application must be a complete.

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