383. Surrender.

The proprietor of a patent may offer to surrender his patent at any time by notice1 given to the comptroller2. A person may give notice to the comptroller of his opposition to the surrender of a patent, and if he does so the comptroller must notify the proprietor of the patent and determine the question3.

If the comptroller is satisfied that the patent may properly be surrendered, he may accept the offer and, as from the date when notice of his acceptance is published in the Official Journal (Patents)