26 Power of Commissioner to give directions to co-owners

(1)

If 2 or more persons are patentees of a patent, the Commissioner may, on the request of any of them in the prescribed manner, give any directions in accordance with the request that the Commissioner thinks fit.

(2)

The directions under subsection (1) must relate to—

(a)

the sale or lease of the patent or any interest in it; or

(b)

the grant of licences; or

(c)

the exercise of any right under section 24 in relation to the patent.

(3)

If any patentee fails to do anything required to carry out a direction given under subsection (1) within 14 days after being asked in writing to do so by any of the other patentees, the Commissioner may, on the request of any of them in the prescribed manner, direct a person to do that thing in the name and on behalf of the person in default.

Compare: 1953 No 64 s 64(1), (2)