The Patents Act 1977 (as amended)

Section 94: Communication of information to the European Patent Office etc.

Miscellaneous.

It shall not be unlawful by virtue of any enactment to communicate the following information in pursuance of the European Patent Convention to the European Patent Office or the competent authority of any country which is party to the Convention, that is to say -

  • (a) information in the files of the court which, in accordance with the rules of court, the court authorises to be so communicated;

  • (b) information in the files of the Patent Office which, in accordance with rules under this Act, the comptroller authorises to be so communicated.