June 3, 1921 (13th Parliament, 5th Session)


Charles Joseph Doherty (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)



As I understand, the present provision has to do with the extension of delay for the filing of application for a patent. I take it that we were not bound to give the period of six months so far as the treaty was concerned. But the hon. gentleman has just called attention to the Nolan Act which does grant such a delay, and which extends the benefit of that Act to the nationals of other countries only on condition that they reciprocate; and that makes it necessary, if we want to get the protection for our patentees in the United States, that we should give them this six -months after the coming into force of this Act. There will perhaps be a month or two between their position and ours because their Act came into force in March and ours in June.

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