267. Consideration of applications and grant of licences.

267.     Consideration of applications and grant of licences.

On receipt by the Comptroller General of Patents1 of an application for a patent licence2, and payment of the prescribed fee3, the Controllers4 must consider and process the application5. The proprietor of the patent6 concerned or any other person wishing to oppose such an application may give to the Comptroller General of Patents notice of opposition7, which the Controllers, in deciding whether to grant an application, must consider and process8. Where, having considered the application, the Controllers are