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N.B.-This notice has to be sent to the Comptroller-General at the Patent Office, London, W.C., and a copy of same to the Law Officers' Clerk at Room 549, Royal Courts of Justice, London.

21st December, 1883.


J. CHAMBERLAIN, President of the Board of Trade.


By virtue of the provisions of the Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Act, 1883, the Board of Trade do hereby make the following rules :-(a)

(a) See s. 101.


1. These rules may be cited as the Designs Rules, 1883, and shall come into operation from and immediately after the 31st day of December, 1883 (b).

(b) See s. 101, subs. 4 and 5. "Rules for the Registration of Designs, with Classification of Goods and Table of Fees,” is the full title of these rules.



2. In the construction of these rules any words Interpreherein used defined by the said Act shall have the meanings thereby assigned to them respectively (c).

(c) See s. 117 for definition of " person," "court," "law officers," "the Treasury," "comptroller," "prescribed," &c. See s. 60 for definition of "design," "copyright," and s. 61 for "proprietor of design."





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3. The fees to be paid under the said Act, so far as it relates to applications for and registration of designs, shall be the fees specified in the first schedule hereto (d).

(d) See page 253.


4. An application for the registration of a design shall be made in the form E, in the second schedule hereto. The remaining forms in such schedule may be used in all cases to which they are applicable (e).

(e) See page 256. This form supersedes that (form E) given in the first schedule to the Act. See page 175. See s. 47, sub. 2.

Classification of Goods.

5. For the purpose of the registration of designs and of these rules, goods are classified in the manner appearing in the third schedule hereto (ƒ).

(f) See s. 101. For classification, see page 255.

Application for Registration.

6. All communications between an applicant for registration of a design and the Comptroller or the Board of Trade, as the case may be, may be made by or through an agent duly authorised to the satisfaction of the comptroller.

7. An application for the registration of a design shall, with the prescribed fee, be left at the Patent

Office, Designs Branch, or be sent prepaid by post
(g), addressed to the Comptroller at the Patent
Office, Designs Branch, 25, Southampton Buildings,
Chancery Lane, London.

(g) See s. 97.


8. An application for the registration of a design, Size of and all drawings, sketches, photographs, or tracings of a design, and all other documents sent to or left at the Patent Office, Designs Branch, or otherwise furnished to the Comptroller or to the Board of Trade, shall be written, printed, copied, or drawn upon strong wide-ruled foolscap paper (on one side only), of the size of 13 inches by 8 inches, leaving a margin of not less than one inch and a half on the left-hand part thereof, and the signature of the applicants or agents thereto must be written in a large and legible hand (h).

The Comptroller may in any particular case vary the requirements of this rule as he may think fit. (h) See s. 48.

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9. An application for the registration of a design Sketches shall be accompanied by a sketch or drawing, or by ings. three exactly similar drawings, photographs, or design. tracings of the design, or by three specimens of the design, and shall, in describing the nature of the design, state whether it is applicable for the pattern or for the shape or configuration of the design, and the means by which it is applicable (i). (i) See s. 47, sub. 3.

Acknowledgment to

When sketches, drawings, or tracings are furnished they must be fixed.

When the articles to which designs are applied are not of a kind which can be pasted into books, drawings, photographs, or tracings of such designs shall be furnished.

10. On receipt of an application for registration applicant. the Comptroller shall send to the applicant an acknowledgment thereof.

Notice of registration.

Applications may


11. If the Comptroller determines to register a design, he shall as soon as may be send to the applicant a certificate of such registration in the prescribed form, sealed with the seal of the Patent Office (j).

(j) See s. 49.

12. Any application, notice, or other document be sent by authorised or required to be left, made, or given at the Patent Office, or to the Comptroller, or to any other person under these rules, may be sent by a prepaid letter through the post, and if so sent shall be deemed to have been left, made, or given respectively at the time when the letter containing the same would be delivered in the ordinary course of post (k).

In proving such service or sending it shall be sufficient to prove that the letter was properly addressed and put into the post.

(k) See s. 97.

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