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Patents Act 1977

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35Evidence of register, documents, etc.

(1)The register shall be prima facie evidence of anything required or authorised by this Act or rules to be registered and in Scotland shall be admissible and sufficient evidence of any such thing.

(2)A certificate purporting to be signed by the comptroller and certifying that any entry which he is authorised by this Act or rules to make has or has not been made, or that any other thing which he is so authorised to do has or has not been done, shall be prima facie evidence, and in Scotland shall be admissible and sufficient evidence, of the matters so certified.

(3)Each of the following, that is to say—

(a)a copy of any entry in the register or of any document kept in the Patent Office, any specification of a patent or any application for a patent which has been published ;

(b)a document reproducing in legible form an entry made in the register otherwise than in legible form; or

(c)an extract from the register or of any document mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) above ;

purporting to be certified by the comptroller and to be sealed with the seal of the Patent Office shall be admitted in evidence without further proof and without production of the original, and in Scotland such evidence shall be sufficient evidence.

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