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Withdrawal of applications

             (1)  A patent application, other than a PCT application, may be withdrawn if all of the following conditions are met:

                     (a)  the applicant lodges a written notice of withdrawal signed by the applicant;

                     (b)  if the application has been opposed under section 59--the Commissioner has consented to the withdrawal;

                     (c)  if the regulations prescribe a period within which an application must not be withdrawn--the withdrawal will not occur within the prescribed period.

             (2)  The regulations may prescribe circumstances in which PCT applications may be withdrawn, or are to be taken to be withdrawn.

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