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Part IIIE+W+S+N.I. General

Patent Office, and Proceedings thereatE+W+S+N.I.

62 Patent Office.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The Treasury may continue to provide for the purposes of [F1the Patents Act 1977, the Registered Designs Act 1949 and the Trade Marks Act 1994], an office with all requisite buildings and conveniences, which shall be called, and is in this Act referred to as, the Patent Office.

(2)The Patent Office shall be under the immediate control of the comptroller, who shall act under the superintendence and direction of [F2the Secretary of State].

(3)Any act or thing directed to be done by or to the comptroller may be done by or to any officer authorised by [F3the Secretary of State].

(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F4

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F1Words in s. 62(1) substituted (31.10.1994) by 1994 c. 26, s. 106(1), Sch. 4 para. 2(2)(a); S.I. 1994/2550 art. 2

F2Words in s. 62(2)(3) substituted (31.10.1994) by 1994 c. 26, s. 106(1), Sch. 4 para. 2(2)(b); S.I. 1999/2550 art. 2

F3Words in s. 62(2)(3) substituted (31.10.1994) by 1994 c. 26, s. 106(1), Sch. 4 para. 2(2)(b); S.I. 1999/2550 art. 2

F4Ss. 48–61, 62(4), 65–:81, 83–87, 89, 90, 91(2)–(2C), 91B–91D, 92–:98, Schs. 1, 2 repealed by Patents Act 1949 (c. 87), Schs. 2, 3 and Registered Designs Act 1949 (c. 88), s. 48, Sch. 2

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C2S. 62(1): By virtue of S.I. 1981/1670, arts. 2(1)(a), 3(5) s. 63 (1) (2) has effect as if the reference to the Minister for the Civil Service were a reference to the Treasury

C4Functions of the Board of Trade now exercisable concurrently by Secretary of State: S.I. 1970/1537, art. 2(1)(a)