655. Confidential information.

Where a person files a document at the UK Intellectual Property Office1 or sends it to the registrar2 or the UK Intellectual Property Office, any person may request that the document be treated as a confidential document3. A request to treat a document as confidential must be made before the end of the period of 14 days beginning immediately after the date on which the document was filed at the UK Intellectual Property Office or received by the registrar or at the UK Intellectual Property Office, and must include reasons for the request