Industrial and Commercial Property (Protection) (Amendment) Act, 1929

Amendment of section 45 of the Principal Act.

5.Section 45 of the Principal Act is hereby amended in the following respects and shall be construed and have effect accordingly, that is to say:—

(a) by the insertion in the said section of the following sub-section in lieu of sub-section (4) now contained therein, that is to say:—

“(4) Certified copies of all entries in the British register relating to British patents which by virtue of this Act are deemed to be patents granted under this Act and certified copies of the complete specifications and drawings on which such patents were granted and also such other documents as may be prescribed shall be furnished to the Controller, and such certified copies of entries in the British register shall be entered in the register of patents under this Act, but it shall not be obligatory (except as respects entries of or relating to patents of addition) to make such entries in the register until the first occasion on which certified copies of such entries in the British register are required by or under this Act to be furnished to the Controller,” and

(b) by the insertion after the said sub-section (4) of the following additional sub-section, that is to say:—

“(5) A British patent which is a patent of addition and is by virtue of this Act deemed to be a patent granted under this Act shall, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Act, cease to have effect in Saorstát Eireann on the 1st day of January, 1932, unless before that date all copies and documents relating to such patent shall have been furnished to the Controller pursuant to sub-section (4) of this section.”