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Patent Rules (SOR/2019-251)

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Regulations are current to 2020-09-22 and last amended on 2019-10-30. Previous Versions

PART 3Transitional Provisions (continued)

DIVISION 6Other Rules (continued)

Marginal note:Representation — patent reissued on or after coming-into-force date

 In respect of a patent that is reissued — on the basis of an application preceding the coming-into-force date — on or after the coming-into-force date, for which there are joint patentees and in respect of which no common representative is appointed under paragraph 26(3)(a), if, immediately before the patent was reissued, no common representative was appointed in respect of the original patent,

  • (a) subsection 26(8) and paragraph 27(7)(a) do not apply;

  • (b) any appointment of a patent agent on or after the coming-into-force date may, despite subsection 27(3), be made by the patentees only by a notice to that effect signed by all of the patentees and submitted to the Commissioner; and

  • (c) an appointment of a patent agent may be revoked by submitting to the Commissioner a notice to that effect signed by all of the patentees or by that patent agent.

Marginal note:Non-application of section 37

 Section 37 does not apply in respect of business before the Patent Office for the purpose of a procedure commenced before the coming-into-force date.

Marginal note:Small entity declaration for patent or application

  •  (1) A small entity declaration filed before the coming-into-force date in respect of a patent or an application for a patent in accordance with section 3.01 of the former Rules is considered to be filed in accordance with subsection 44(3) or 112(3) of these Rules, as applicable.

  • Marginal note:Small entity declaration — patent

    (2) A small entity declaration filed in respect of a patent in accordance with section 3.02 of the former Rules before the coming-into-force date is considered to be filed in accordance with subsection 122(4) of these Rules.

Marginal note:Exception to section 54 — filing date before June 2, 2007

  •  (1) In respect of an application for a patent, other than a PCT national phase application, that has a filing date before June 2, 2007, the applicant, instead of complying with the requirements of section 54, may comply with

    • (a) the requirements of section 37 of the former Rules;

    • (b) the requirements of section 77 of the Patent Rules, as they read immediately before October 1, 2010; or

    • (c) the requirements of sections 37 and 77 of the Patent Rules, as they read immediately before June 2, 2007.

  • Marginal note:Exception — compliance with other requirements

    (2) In respect of a PCT national phase application for which the filing date is before June 2, 2007, the applicant may, instead of complying with the requirements of section 54, comply with the requirements of paragraph (1)(a), (b) or (c) or file a declaration as to the applicant’s entitlement on the filing date to apply for and be granted a patent in accordance with Rule 4.17 of the Regulations under the PCT.

Marginal note:Exception to section 54 — filing date before October 1, 2010

  •  (1) In respect of an application for a patent, other than a PCT national phase application, for which the filing date is June 2, 2007 or later but before October 1, 2010, the applicant, instead of complying with the requirements of section 54, may comply with

    • (a) the requirements of section 37 of the former Rules; or

    • (b) the requirements of section 77 of the Patent Rules, as they read immediately before October 1, 2010.

  • Marginal note:Exception — compliance with other requirements

    (2) In respect of a PCT national phase application for which the filing date is June 2, 2007 or later but before October 1, 2010, the applicant may, instead of complying with the requirements of section 54, comply with the requirements of paragraph (1)(a) or (b) or file a declaration as to the applicant’s entitlement on the filing date to apply for and be granted a patent in accordance with Rule 4.17 of the Regulations under the PCT.

Marginal note:Exception to section 54 — filing date before coming-into-force date

 In respect of an application for a patent for which the filing date is October 1, 2010 or later but before the coming-into-force date, the applicant, instead of complying with the requirements of section 54, may comply with the requirements of section 37 of the former Rules.

Marginal note:Clarification

 For greater certainty, the dates prescribed by sections 69 and 113 do not include any dates that precede the coming-into-force date.

Marginal note:Final fee paid before coming-into-force date

 If, before the coming-into-force date, the applicant of an application preceding the coming-into-force date paid, in respect of that application, the applicable final fee set out in item 6 of Schedule II to the former Rules and that fee was not refunded before that date,

  • (a) the reference to “on or before the day on which the final fee set out in item 13 of Schedule 2 is paid or, if the final fee is refunded, on or before the day on which the final fee is paid again” in subsections 73(5) and 100(2) and section 106 is to be read, in respect of that application, as a reference to “on or before the day on which the applicable final fee set out in item 6 of Schedule II to the former Rules is paid or, if the final fee is refunded, on or before the day on which the final fee set out in item 13 of Schedule 2 is paid”; and

  • (b) the reference to “after the day on which the final fee set out in item 13 of Schedule 2 is paid or, if the final fee is refunded, after the day on which the final fee is paid again” in section 127 is to be read as “after the day on which the applicable final fee set out in item 6 of Schedule II to the former Rules is paid or, if the final fee is refunded, after the day on which the final fee set out in item 13 of Schedule 2 is paid”.

Marginal note:Notice of allowance considered not sent

 For greater certainty, a notice of allowance is considered not to have been sent if it was deemed not to have been sent before the coming-into-force date.

Marginal note:Non-application of section 89

 Section 89 does not apply in respect of an application for a patent for which the presentation date preceded the coming-into-force date.

Marginal note:Periods referred to in section 128

 For greater certainty, the periods prescribed by paragraph 128(a), (b) or (d) do not include any period that begins less than six months after the coming-into-force date.

Marginal note:Publication in Canadian Patent Office Record

 For the purposes of paragraph 130(1)(c), an application that was advertised in the Canadian Patent Office Record before the coming-into-force date is considered to have been advertised on the website of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office on the day on which it was advertised in the Canadian Patent Office Record.

Marginal note:Non-application of subparagraph 154(3)(a)(i)

 Subparagraph 154(3)(a)(i) does not apply in respect of an international application for which the international filing date, as defined in section 141, precedes the coming-into-force date.

Marginal note:Exception to section 162

 If the right of priority in respect of a previously regularly filed application, on which the request for priority in relation to a pending application is based, was restored under Rule 26bis.3 of the Regulations under the PCT before the coming-into-force date, section 162 does not apply in respect of that previously regularly filed application.

PART 4Repeal and Coming into Force

Repeal

 [Amendments]

Coming into Force

Marginal note:S.C. 2015, c. 36

Footnote * These Rules come into force on the day on which section 53 of the Economic Action Plan 2015 Act, No. 1 comes into force.

 
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