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PATENTS FOR INVENTIONS, REGISTRATION OF

DESIGNS AND OF TRADE MARKS,

WITH

NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS.

AND

OFFICIAL NOTICE BY BOARD OF TRADE AS TO APPLICATIONS

FOR PATENTS UNDER THE ACT.

BY

JAMES J. ASTON, Esq., Q.C.,

OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE.

LONDON :
WATERLOW BROS. & LAYTON,

24 & 25, BIRCHIN LANE, E.C.

1883.

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LONDON:

WATERLOW BROS. AND LAYTON, PRINTERS,

24, BIRCHIN LANE, E.C.

PREFACE.

THE “ Patents, Designs and Trade Marks Act, 1883,” has made many changes in the law of great importance, and most of the alterations in the Patent Law will probably be found to be beneficial to inventors, though a great deal will depend upon the spirit in which the Act is carried into effect.

The reduction of the Government fees to £4 for

the first four years of the Patent, instead of £25 for the first three years, will be of great advantage to Inventors. I regret, however, that the fees required to keep the Patent in force after the fourth year have not been very much reduced, or abolished altogether, or perhaps rather altered to a special income tax on the profits made from

the successful Inventions.

JAMES J. ASTON.

4, MIDDLE TEMPLE LANE,

October, 1883.

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