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Industrial and Commercial Property (Protection) (Amendment) Act, 1957

Amendment of section 152 of the Principal Act.

7.(1) Section 152 of the Principal Act (which relates to international arrangements for the protection of inventions, designs or trade marks) is hereby amended by the insertion of the following subsection after subsection (4):

“(4A) Where the same applicant for a patent under this section has put in two or more specifications for inventions which are cognate or modifications one of the other, the provisions of section 31 of this Act shall apply in like manner as those provisions apply to an ordinary application under this Act.”

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of section 152 of the Principal Act, a patent to which a person is declared to be entitled by that subsection shall have, in lieu of the date specified therefor in that subsection, the date of the application in the State for such patent.

(3) Subsection (1) of section 152 of the Principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution in paragraphs (b) and (c) of “six months” for “four months”.