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114. (1.) The registers of patents and of pro-registers to prietors kept under any enactment repealed by this be deemed Act shall respectively be deemed parts of the same book as the register of patents kept under this Act (a).

(2.) The registers of designs (b) and of trade marks kept under any enactment repealed by this Act shall respectively be deemed parts of the same book as the register of designs and the register of trade marks kept under this Act.

(a) The Board of Trade have power to make general rules for regulating the practice of registration under this Act. See s. 101.

(b) The register of ornamental designs (5 & 6 Vict. c. 100) and the register of useful designs (6 & 7 Vict. c. 9).

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115. All general rules made by the Lord Chan- Saving for cellor or by any other authority under any enactment rules. repealed by this Act, and in force at the commencement of this Act, may at any time after the passing of this Act be repealed, altered, or amended by the Board of Trade, as if they had been made by the Board under this Act, but so that no such repeal, alteration, or amendment shall take effect before the commencement of this Act; and, subject as aforesaid, such general rules shall, so far as they are consistent with and are not superseded by this Act, continue in force as if they had been made by the Board of Trade under this Act (a).

1 The Patents Rules made under the Patent Law

Saving for prerogative.

General definitions.

Amendment Acts have been repealed by rule 78 of the Patents Rules. See page 210. The Trade Marks Rules made by the Lord Chancellor under the Trade Marks Registration Act, 1875, have been repealed by the Trade Marks Rules, No. 60, p. 286.

The Designs Rules in force on the 31st day of December, 1883, have been repealed and new ones issued. See Designs Rules, No. 37, p. 252.

(a) See s. 101.

116. Nothing in this Act shall take away, abridge, or prejudicially affect the prerogative of the Crown (a) in relation to the granting of any letters patent, or to the withholding of a grant thereof. (a) See s. 27 and notes.

General Definitions.

117. (1.) In and for the purposes of this Act, unless the context otherwise requires

"Person" includes a body corporate:

"The Court" means (subject to the provisions for Scotland, Ireland, and the Isle of Man) Her Majesty's High Court of Justice in England:

"Law Officer" means Her Majesty's AttorneyGeneral or Solicitor-General for England:

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"The Treasury means the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury:

"Comptroller" means the Comptroller-General of Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks:

"Prescribed" means prescribed by any of the schedules to this Act, or by general rules under or within the meaning of this Act:

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"British possession means any territory or place situate within Her Majesty's dominions, and not being or forming part of the United Kingdom, or of the Channel Islands, or of the Isle of Man, and all territories and places under one legislature, as hereinafter defined, are deemed to be one British possession for the purposes of this Act:

"Legislature" includes any person or persons who exercise legislative authority in the British possession; and where there are local legislatures as well as a central legislature, means the central legislature only.

In the application of this Act to Ireland, “summary conviction" means a conviction under the Summary Jurisdiction Acts, that is to say, with reference to the Dublin Metropolitan Police District the Acts regulating the duties of justices of the peace and of the police for such district, and elsewhere in Ireland the Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act, 1851, and any Act amending it.

For definitions of "patent," "patentee,” and “invention," Other see s. 46.

For definitions of " design," "copyright in design," "proprietor of design," see ss. 61 & 62.

For definitions of "design,"
"" trade mark," see s. 64.

definitions.

SCHEDULES TO ACT.

THE FIRST SCHEDULE.

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Section 5.

(a) Here in

sert name,

calling of inventor.

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STAMP.

FORMS OF APPLICATION, &c.

FORM A.

Form of Application for Patent.1

I (a), John Smith, of 29, Perry Street, Birmingham, in the address, and county of Warwick, Engineer, do solemnly and sincerely declare that I am in possession of an invention for (b) “Im(b) Here in- provements in Sewing Machines;" that I am the true and first inventor thereof; and that the same is not in use by any other person or persons to the best of my knowledge and belief; and I humbly pray that a patent may be granted to me for the said invention.

sert title of invention.

(c) Signature of inventor.

(d) Signature and

title of the

officer before whom

the declara-
tion is
made.

And I make the above solemn declaration, conscientiously believing the same to be true, and by virtue of the provisions of the Statutory Declarations Act, 1835.

(c) John Smith. Declared at Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, this day of

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Before me,

(d) James Adams, Justice of the Peace.

NOTE.-Where the above declaration is made out of the United Kingdom, the words "and by virtue of the Statutory Declarations Act, 1835," must be omitted; and the declaration must be made before a British Consular officer, or where it is not reasonably practicable to make it before such officer, then before a public officer duly authorised in that behalf.

1 See second schedule, forms A and A 1, Patents Rules. See rules 5 & 6 (1).

FORM B.

Form of Provisional Specification.2
IMPROVEMENTS IN SEWING MACHINES (a).

(a) Here insert title as in declaration.

(b) Here insert, name,

calling of

1 (b), John Smith, of 29, Perry Street, Birmingham, in the address, and county of Warwick, Engineer, do hereby declare the nature inventor as of my invention for "Improvements in Sewing Machines," in declarato be as follows (c) :

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Dated this

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tion.

(c) Here insert short description of invention.

(d) Signature of inventor.

NOTE.-No stamp is required on this document.

2 See second schedule, form B, Patents Rules. See rules 5 & 6 (2).

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STAMP.

FORM C.

Form of Complete Specification.3

IMPROVEMENTS IN SEWING MACHINES (a).

(a) Here in

sert title, as in declara

sert name,

I (b), John Smith, of 29, Perry Street, Birmingham, in the tion. county of Warwick, Engineer, do hereby declare the nature (6) Here inof my invention for "Improvements in Sewing Machines," address, and in what manner the same is to be performed, to be particularly described and ascertained in and by the following statement (c):

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and calling of inventor,

as in declaration. (c) Here insert full description

tion.

Having now particularly described and ascertained the of invennature of my said invention and in what manner the same is to be performed, I declare that what I claim is (d) —

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