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THE

PATENTS, DESIGNS, AND

TRADE MARKS ACT, 1883.

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THE

PATENTS, DESIGNS, AND

TRADE MARKS ACT, 1883

(46 & 47 VICT. C. 57)

WITH THE

RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS

TOGETHER WITH

PLEADINGS, ORDERS, AND PRECEDENTS.

BY

J. E. CRAWFORD MUNRO, LL.M.

OF DOWNING COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE, PROFESSOR OF LAW IN THE VICTORIA UNIVERSITY, AND

OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW,

LONDON:

STEVENS AND SONS, 119, CHANCERY LANE,

Law Publishers and Booksellers.

1884.

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PREFACE.

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This Edition of the Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Act, 1883, includes the Instructions lately issued by the Comptroller, as well as the Rules drawn up by the Board of Trade. The Instructions are not restricted to suggestions for the benefit of intending applicants. They contain some provisions made by the Comptroller under the powers given him by the Rules. For instance, the manner in which an agent is to be authorised to apply for registration of a trade mark, and the number and size of woodblocks or electrotypes to be furnished for the purposes of advertisement in the “ Trade Marks Journal,” will be found in the Trade Marks Instructions, and not in the Rules. The same Instructions contain two new Forms, one relating to the Counter-statement of an applicant where there is opposition to Registration, and the other to the form in which security for costs is to be taken. The most important paragraph in the Patents Instructions is that which states the view

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