Industrial and Commercial Property (Protection) Act, 1927


Application for patent generally.

11.—(1) An application for a patent may be made by any person who claims to be the true and first inventor of an invention, whether he is or is not an alien, and whether alone or jointly with any other person.

(2) The application must be made in the prescribed form, and must be left at, or sent by post to, the Office in the prescribed manner.

(3) The application must contain a declaration or (if so prescribed) a statutory declaration to the effect that the applicant is in possession of an invention of which, so far as the applicant knows or has been able to ascertain, he, or in the case of a joint application, one at least of the applicants, is the true and first inventor, and for which he desires to obtain a patent.

(4) Every application for a patent must be accompanied by either a provisional or a complete specification.

(5) In the case of a joint application, the declaration required by this section must be made by all the applicants.