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Patent Act

Version of section 54 from 2002-12-31 to 2003-07-01:

Marginal note:Jurisdiction of courts

  •  (1) An action for the infringement of a patent may be brought in that court of record that, in the province in which the infringement is said to have occurred, has jurisdiction, pecuniarily, to the amount of the damages claimed and that, with relation to the other courts of the province, holds its sittings nearest to the place of residence or of business of the defendant, and that court shall decide the case and determine the costs, and assumption of jurisdiction by the court is of itself sufficient proof of jurisdiction.

  • Marginal note:Jurisdiction of Federal Court

    (2) Nothing in this section impairs the jurisdiction of the Federal Court under section 20 of the Federal Court Act or otherwise.

  • R.S., c. P-4, s. 56
  • R.S., c. 10(2nd Supp.), s. 65

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