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Section 129: Application of Act to Crown

Sections (129.01) last updated: April 2007.

Section 129

This Act does not affect Her Majesty in her private capacity, but subject to that, it binds the Crown.


The Crown (except the Sovereign) is thus bound by the Act. However the Act gives specific rights to the Crown in respect of use of patented inventions for the services of the Crown, under ss.55 to 59, and use or disposal by the Crown of articles forfeited under customs or excise law, under s.122.