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Patent Act

Version of section 46 from 2002-12-31 to 2019-10-29:

Marginal note:Maintenance fees

  •  (1) A patentee of a patent issued by the Patent Office under this Act after the coming into force of this section shall, to maintain the rights accorded by the patent, pay to the Commissioner such fees, in respect of such periods, as may be prescribed.

  • Marginal note:Lapse of term if maintenance fees not paid

    (2) Where the fees payable under subsection (1) are not paid within the time provided by the regulations, the term limited for the duration of the patent shall be deemed to have expired at the end of that time.

  • R.S., 1985, c. P-4, s. 46
  • R.S., 1985, c. 33 (3rd Supp.), s. 16
  • 1993, c. 15, s. 43

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