(1) A patent application is void unless, within the prescribed period, the applicant ensures that—
(a) the application and the complete specification comply with the requirements of this Act and of the regulations; and
(ab) the applicant has complied with all requirements imposed on the applicant by or under this Act that are prescribed for the purposes of this paragraph; and
(b) the invention, so far as claimed, is a patentable invention under section 13; and
(c) there is no other lawful ground of objection to the grant of a patent in respect of the application.
(2) Deadlines, or extensions of deadlines, set by the Commissioner under section 62 cannot extend the prescribed period under subsection (1).
(3) Nothing in this section limits the power of the Commissioner to treat a patent application as having been abandoned under section 63 (which relates to treating an application as abandoned).
Compare: 1953 No 64 s 19(1), (1A)