33 Commissioner may post-date application or specification

(1)

The Commissioner may, on the request of the applicant in the prescribed manner (if any), direct that a patent application be post-dated to the date that is specified in the request.

(2)

The Commissioner must not exercise the power under subsection (1) after the acceptance of the complete specification.

(3)

A patent application must not be post-dated under subsection (1) to a date later than 6 months after the date that it was actually made or would, but for subsection (1), be treated as having been made.

(4)

A convention application must not be post-dated under subsection (1) to a date later than the last date that, under the provisions of this Act, the application could have been made.

(5)

If an application or specification filed under this Act is amended before acceptance of the complete specification, the Commissioner may direct that the application or specification be post-dated to the date that the amendment is first filed.

Compare: 1953 No 64 s 12(3), (4)