CHAPTER 217 THE PATENTS (REGISTRATION) ACT [PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION] ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS Section Title PART I PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS 1. 2. Short title. Interpretation. 3. 4. 5. 6. PART II THE PATENTS OFFICE Establishment of Patents Office. Appointment of officers. Functions of the Patents Office. Patents Register. PART III PATENTABILITY 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Definition. Patentable invention. Novelty. Inventive step. Industrial application. Prohibition by law, public order or morality. Temporary exclusion from patentability. 14. 15. 16. 17. PART IV RIGHT TO PATENT: NAMING OF INVENTOR Right to patent. Unauthorised application based on another's invention. Inventions made in execution of commission or by employees. Naming of inventor. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. PART V GRANT OF PATENTS Application for grant of patent. Unity of invention. Amendment and division of application. Right of priority. Furnishing of information on corresponding foreign applications and grants. Payment of fees. Withdrawal of application. Filing date, examination of application as to form and unity of invention. International-type search. Examination as to substance. Grant, registration and publication of patent. Patents granted by virtue of the protocol. Appeals. 31. PART VI INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION Interpretation.

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