Section 38 Indian Patents Act 1970

Section 38 Indian Patents Act 1970

Section 38 of the Indian Patents Act 1970 is about Revocation of secrecy directions and extension of time. It is under CHAPTER VII of the Act. CHAPTER VII is titled PROVISIONS FOR SECRECY OF CERTAIN INVENTIONS.

When any direction given under section 35 is revoked by the Controller, then, notwithstanding any provision of this Act specifying the time within which any step should be taken or any act done in connection with an application for the patent, the Controller may, subject to such conditions, if any, as he thinks fit to impose, extend the time for doing anything required or authorised to be done by or under this Act in connection with the application, whether or not that time has previously expired.


See also:

Section 37 Indian Patents Act 1970 (Consequences of secrecy directions.)

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