Patent Rules

Version of section 31 from 2006-03-22 to 2013-12-28:


 An application that has been rejected by an examiner shall not be amended after the expiry of the time for responding to the examiner’s requisition, made pursuant to subsection 30(4), except

  • (a) where the rejection is withdrawn in accordance with subsection 30(5);

  • (b) where the Commissioner is satisfied after review that the rejection is not justified and the applicant has been so informed;

  • (c) where the Commissioner has informed the applicant that the amendment is necessary for compliance with the Act and these Rules; or

  • (d) by order of the Federal Court or the Supreme Court of Canada.

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