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actions of that conference, with the assistance of the international office.

The director of the international office will be present at the meetings of the conferences, and will take part in the discussions, but without the privilege of voting.

He will furnish an annual report upon his administration of the office, which shall be communicated to all the members of the union.

The official language of the international office will be French,

(7) The present final protocol, which shall be ratified together with the Convention concluded this day, shall be considered as forming an integral part of, and shall have the same force, validity, and duration as, the said Convention.

In witness whereof the undersigned Plenipotentiaries have drawn up the present protocol. (Signed) BEYENS.


III.-- Accession of her Majesty's Government to the Convention

signed at Paris, March 20, 1883. The undersigned, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to the French Republic, declares BRITISH ACCESSION TO INTERNAT. CONVENTION, 1883.


that her Britannic Majesty, having had the International Convention for the protection of industrial property, concluded at Paris on the 20th March, 1883, and the protocol relating thereto, signed on the same date, laid before her, and availing herself of the right reserved by Article XVI. of that Convention to states not parties to the original Convention, accedes, on behalf of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, to the said International Convention for the protection of industrial property, and to the said protocol, which are to be considered as inserted word for word in the present declaration, and formally engages, as far as regards the President of the French Republic and the other high contracting parties, to co-operate on her part in the execution of the stipulations contained in the Convention and protocol aforesaid.

The undersigned makes this declaration on the part of her Britannic Majesty with the express understanding that power is reserved to her Britannic Majesty to accede to the Convention on behalf of the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, and any of her Majesty's possessions, on due notice to that effect being given through her Majesty's Government.

In witness whereof the undersigned, duly authorized, has signed the present declaration of accession, and has affixed thereto the seal of his arms. Done at Paris, on the 17th day of March, 1884.

(Signed) (L.s.) LYONS.

IV.-Declaration of acceptance of Accession. HER Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, having acceded to the International Convention relative to the protection of industrial property, concluded at Paris, March 20, 1883, together with a protocol, dated the same day, by the declaration of accession delivered by her ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Government of the French Republic; the text of which declaration is word for word as follows :

(Here is inserted the text of No. III. in English.)

The President of the French Republic has authorized the undersigned, President of the Council, Minister for Foreign Affairs, to formally accept the said accession, together with the reserves which are contained in it concerning the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, and all other possessions of her Britannic Majesty, engaging as well in his own name as in that of the other high contracting parties to assist in the accomplishment of the obligations stipulated in the Convention and the protocol thereto annexed, which may concern the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

In witness whereof the undersigned, duly authorized, has drawn up the present declaration of acceptance, and has affixed thereto his seal. Done at Paris, the 2nd April, 1884.

(L.s.) (Signed) JULES FERRY.

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By virtue of the provisions of the Patents, Designs and Trade Marks Acts, 1883 to 1888, the Board of Trade do hereby make the following rules :

SHORT TITLE. 1. These rules may be cited as the Patents Rules, 1890.

Short title.

COMMENCEMENT. 2. These rules shall come into operation from and immedi- Commence

ment. ately after the 31st day of March, 1890.

INTERPRETATION. 3. In the construction of these rules, any words herein Interpretation used defined by the said Acts shall have the meanings thereby assigned to them respectively.


FEES. 4. The fees to be paid under the above-mentioned Acts shall Fees. be those specified in the list of fees in the first schedule to these rules.

FORMS. 5. The forms A, B, and C in the first schedule to the Act Forms alteraof 1883 shall be altered or amended by the substitution therefor of the Forms A, A1, A2, B, and C in the second schedule to these rules.

6.-(1) An application for a patent containing a declaration Application. mentioned in sub-section 2 of section 5 of the Act of 1883 and section 2 of the Act of 1885 shall be made either in the Form A or the Form A1, or the Form A2, set forth in the second schedule to these rules as the case may be.

(2) The form B in such schedule of provisional specifica- Specification.

Other forms,

tion and the Form C of complete specification shall respectively be used.

(3) The remaining forms other than A, A1, A2, B, and C, set forth in the second schedule to these rules, may, as far as they are applicable, be used in any proceedings under these rules.

Hours of business.


Statement of address.

7. The Patent Office shall be open to the public every week
day between the hours of ten and four, except on the days and
times following:

Christmas Day.
Good Friday.
The day observed as her Majesty's birthday.
The days observed as days of public fast or thanks -

giving, or as holidays at the Bank of England

[p. 131]. 8. An application for a patent must be signed by the applicant, but all other communications between the applicant and the comptroller and all attendances by the applicant upon the comptroller may be made by or through an agent duly authorised to the satisfaction of the comptroller, and if he so require, resident in the United Kingdom (p. 126].

9. The application shall be accompanied by a statement of an address to which all notices, requisitions, and communications of every kind may be made by the comptroller or by the Board of Trade, and such statement shall thereafter be binding upon the applicant unless and until a substituted statement of address shall be furnished by him to the comptroller. He may in any particular case require that the address mentioned in this rule be in the United Kingdom (p. 127].

10. All documents and copies of documents, except statutory declarations and affidavits, sent to or left at the Patent Office or otherwise furnished to the comptroller or to the Board of Trade shall be written or printed in large and legible characters, and unless otherwise directed in the English language upon strong wide ruled paper on one side only), of a size of thirteen inches by eight inches, leaving a margin of two inches on the left-hand part thereof, and the signature of the applicants or agents thereto must be written in a large and

Size, &c. of documents.

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