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(1)Subject to the provisions of this Act, [F1the Secretary of State,] may make such rules [F1as he thinks expedient] for regulating the business of the Patent Office in relation to designs and for regulating all matters by this Act placed under the direction or control of the registrar or [F1the Secretary of State,] . . . F2.
[F3(1A)Rules may, in particular, make provision—
(a)prescribing the form of applications for registration of designs and of any representations or specimens of designs or other documents which may be filed at the Patent Office, and requiring copies to be furnished of any such representations, specimens or documents;
[F4(ab)requiring applications for registration of designs to specify—
(i)the products to which the designs are intended to be applied or in which they are intended to be incorporated;
(ii)the classification of the designs by reference to such test as may be prescribed;]
(b)regulating the procedure to be followed in connection with any application or request to the registrar or in connection with any proceeding before him, and authorising the rectification of irregularities of procedure;
(c)providing for the appointment of advisers to assist the registrar in proceedings before him;
(d)regulating the keeping of the register of designs;
(e)authorising the publication and sale of copies of representations of designs and other documents in the Patent Office;
(f)prescribing anything authorised or required by this Act to be prescribed by rules.
(1B)The remuneration of an adviser appointed to assist the registrar shall be determined by the Secretary of State with the consent of the Treasury and shall be defrayed out of money provided by Parliament.]
(2)Rules made under this section may provide for the establishment of branch offices for designs and may authorise any document or thing required by or under this Act to be filed or done at the Patent Office to be filed or done at the branch office at Manchester or any other branch office established in pursuance of the rules.
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