361. Restrictions on making applications abroad.

If an application for a patent1: (1) contains information which relates to military technology or for any other reason publication of the information might be prejudicial to national security; or (2) contains information the publication of which might be prejudicial to the safety of the public, then the following restrictions apply2.

No person resident in the United Kingdom may file or cause to be filed outside the United Kingdom an application for a patent for an invention which contains such information without written authority granted by the comptroller3 unless:


    (a)     an application for a patent for the same invention has