331. Effect of international applications for patents (UK).

For the purposes of the statutory provisions relating to the use of an invention for the service of the Crown1 and the infringement of rights conferred by publication2, the application, not having been published under the Patents Act 1977, is treated as duly published3:

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    (1)     if it is published in accordance with the Patent Co-operation Treaty4 in English, on its being so published