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

Amendment of section 25 of the Principal Act.

2.—Section 25 of the Principal Act (which relates to the grant and sealing of patents) is hereby amended by the addition thereto of the following subsections:

“(3) The controller, on request and on being satisfied that the person by or in respect of whom the request is made is the true and first inventor of an invention, shall cause him to be mentioned as the inventor in any patent granted for the invention, but such mention shall not confer or derogate from any rights under the patent.

(4) A request under subsection (3) of this section shall be made within two months from the date of the advertisement of the acceptance of a complete specification of the invention.

(5) An appeal shall lie from the decision of the controller under subsection (3) of this section to the law officer.”