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(1)Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Board of Trade may make such rules as they think expedient for regulating the business of the Patent Office in relation to patents and for regulating all matters by this Act placed under the direction or control of the comptroller or the Board, and in particular, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provision—
(a)for prescribing the form of applications for patents and of any specifications, drawings or other documents which may be filed at the Patent Office, and for requiring copies to be furnished of any such documents;
(b)for regulating the procedure to be followed in connection with any application or request to the comptroller or in connection with any proceeding before the comptroller and for authorising the rectification of irregularities of procedure;
(c)for regulating the keeping of the register of patents and the registration of patent agents, and for authorising, in such cases as may .be prescribed by the rules, the erasure from the register of patent agents of the name of any person registered therein or the suspension of the right of any such person to act as a patent agent;
(d)for authorising the publication and sale of copies of specifications, drawings and other documents in the Patent Office, and of indexes to and abridgements of such documents;
(e)for prescribing anything authorised or required by this Act to be prescribed by rules made by the Board.
(2)Rules made under this section shall provide for the publication by the comptroller—
(a)of a journal (in this Act referred to as " the Journal") containing particulars of applications for patents and other proceedings under this Act; and
(b)of reports of cases relating to patents, trade marks and registered designs decided by the comptroller, the Appeal Tribunal or any court.
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