351. Publication of the application.

(v)     Publication, Examination and Search

351.     Publication of the application.

An application for a patent1 which has a date of filing2 and which has not been withdrawn or refused3 before preparations for its publication have been completed by the UK Intellectual Property Office4 must be published by the comptroller5 as soon as possible after the end of the period of 18 months calculated from the declared priority date6 or, where there is no declared priority date, from the date of filing7. The application is published as filed, including not only the original claims but also any amendments of