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Section-76

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76. Officers and employees not to furnish information, etc.—

An officer or employee in the patent office shall not, except when required or authorised by this Act or under a direction in writing of the Central Government or Appellate Board or the Controller or by order of a court,—

(a) furnish information on a matter which is being, or has been, dealt with under this Act ; or

(b) prepare or assist in the preparation of a document required or permitted by or under this Act , to be lodged in the patent office; or

(c) conduct a search in the records of the patent office.