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Patent Rules

Version of section 28 from 2006-03-22 to 2011-03-02:

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the Commissioner may advance an application for examination out of its routine order upon the request of any person who pays the fee set out in item 4 of Schedule II, where the Commissioner determines that failure to advance the application is likely to prejudice that person’s rights.

  • (2) In respect of an application filed on or after October 1, 1989, subsection (1) only applies if the application is open to public inspection under section 10 of the Act and a request for examination has been made pursuant to subsection 35(1) of the Act.

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