Indian Bare Acts


Title : THE PATENTS ACT, 1970

Year : 1970

Subject to the provisions contained in this Act relating to co-ownership of patents and subject also to any rights vested in any other person of which notice is entered in the register, the person or persons registered as grantee or proprietor of a patent shall have power to assign, grant licences under, or otherwise deal with, the patent and to give effectual receipts for any consideration for any such assignment, licence or dealing:

Provided that any equities in respect of the patent may be enforced in like manner as in respect of any other movable property.

(1) The1*[Appellate Board] may, on the application of any person aggrieved-

(a) By the absence or omission from the register of any entry; or

(b) By any entry made in the register without sufficient cause; or

(c) By any entry wrongly remaining on the register; or

(d) By any error or defect in any entry in the register;
make such order for the making, variation or deletion, of any entry therein as it may think fit.

(2) In any proceeding under this section the1*[Appellate Board] may decide any question that may be necessary or expedient to decide in connection with the rectification of the register.

(3) Notice of any application to the1*[Appellate Board] under this section shall be given in the prescribed manner to the Controller who shall be entitled to appear and be heard on the application, and shall appear if so directed by the 2*[Board].

(4) Any order of the1*[Appellate Board] under this section rectifying the register shall direct that notice of the rectification shall be served upon the Controller in the prescribed manner who shall upon receipt of such notice rectify the register accordingly.


1. Substituted for "High Court" by Patents (Amdt) Act, 2002. dated 25.06.2002 w.e.f 20.05.2003.

2. Substituted for "court" by Patents (Amdt) Act, 2002. dated 25.06.2002 w.e.f 20.05.2003.

Last updated on July, 2016

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