Industrial and Commercial Property (Protection) Act, 1927

Effect of acceptance of complete specification.

23.—After the acceptance of a complete specification and until the date of sealing a patent in respect thereof, or the expiration of the time for sealing, the applicant shall have the like privileges and rights as if a patent for the invention had been sealed on the date of the acceptance of the complete specification: Provided that an applicant shall not be entitled to institute any proceedings for infringement until a patent for the invention has been granted to him.