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Commencement Orders bringing legislation that affects this Act into force:
(1)The Secretary of State may make rules requiring the keeping of a register of persons who act as agent for others for the purpose of applying for or obtaining the registration of trade marks; and in this Act a “registered trade mark agent” means a person whose name is entered in the register kept under this section.
(2)The rules may contain such provision as the Secretary of State thinks fit regulating the registration of persons, and may in particular—
(a)require the payment of such fees as may be prescribed, and
(b)authorise in prescribed cases the erasure from the register of the name of any person registered in it, or the suspension of a person’s registration.
(3)The rules may delegate the keeping of the register to another person, and may confer on that person—
(a)power to make regulations—
(i)with respect to the payment of fees, in the cases and subject to the limits prescribed by the rules, and
(ii)with respect to any other matter which could be regulated by the rules, and
(b)such other functions, including disciplinary functions, as may be prescribed by the rules.
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