|514||Title:||PATENTS ORDINANCE||Gazette Number:||L.N. 40 of 2004|
|Section:||48||Heading:||Surrender of patents||Version Date:||07/05/2004|
(1) The proprietor of a patent may at any time by written notice given to the Registrar offer to surrender his patent.
(2) Any person may give notice to the Registrar of his opposition to the surrender of a patent under this section, and if he does so the Registrar shall notify the proprietor of the patent and, subject to subsection (4), shall determine the question.
(3) If the Registrar is satisfied that the patent may properly be surrendered he may accept the offer and, as from the date on which notice of his acceptance is advertised in the official journal, the patent shall cease to have effect, but no action for infringement shall lie in respect of any act done before that date and no right to compensation shall accrue for any Government use of the patented invention before that date. (Amended 2 of 2001 s. 14)
(4) The Registrar may if he thinks fit refer the matter to the court for determination.