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26. The fees set forth in Appendix C. to these rules shall be Fees. paid in respect of the several matters, and at the times and in the manner therein mentioned. The Board of Trade may from time to time, by orders signed by the Secretary of the Board of Trade, alter any of, or add to, the fees payable under these rules.

27. Any regulation made by the institute under these rules Alteration of may be altered or revoked by a subsequent regulation. Copies

regulations. of all regulations made by the institute under these rules shall, within twenty-eight days of the date of their being made, be transmitted to the Board of Trade, and if within twenty-eight days after a copy of any regulation has been so transmitted, the Board of Trade by an order signify their disapproval thereof, such regulation shall be of no force or effect; and if, after any regulation under these rules has come into force, the Board of Trade signify in manner aforesaid their disapproval thereof, such regulation shall immediately cease to be of any force or effect. 28. The institute shall once every year, in the month of Report to

Board of December, transmit to the Board of Trade a report stating the Trade. number of applications for registration which have been made in the preceding year, the nature and results of the final examinations which have been held, and the amount of fees received by the institute under these rules, and such other matters in relation to the provisions of these rules, as the Board of Trade may from time to time, by notice signed by the Secretary of the Board of Trade and addressed to the institute, require.

29. In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires– Definitions. “The Act” means the Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks

Act, 1888. “ The institute' means the Institute of Patent Agents,

acting through the council for the time being.
The registrar" means the registrar appointed under these

rules.
Registered patent agent means any agent for obtaining
patents in the United Kingdom whose name is registered

under the Act and these rules. 30. These rules shall commence and come into operation on Commencethe 12th day of June, 1889, but at any time after the making

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thereof any appointment or regulations may be made and things done for the purpose of bringing these rules into operation on the said day.

31. These rules may be cited as the Register of Patent Agents' Rules, 1889.

By the Board of Trade,

COURTENAY BOYLE, Assistant Secretary, Railway Department. 11th June, 1889.

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FORM OF STATUTORY DECLARATION.

Register of Patent Agents Rules, 1889. I, A. B. [insert full name, and in the case of a member of a firm add, a member of the firm of

"], of

in the county of

Patent Agent, do solemnly and sincerely declare as follows:

1. That prior to the 24th December, 1888, I had been bona fide practising in the United Kingdom as a patent agent.

2. That I acted as patent agent in obtaining the following patents :

[Give the official numbers and dates of some patents for the United King. dom in the obtaining of which the declarant acted as patent agent.]

3. That I desire to be registered as a patent agent in pursuance of the said Act.

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

Declared at

APPENDIX B. PARTICULARS OF PRELIMINARY EXAMINATIONS. 1. The Matriculation Examination at any University in England, Scotland, or Ireland.

2. The Oxford or Cambridge Middle Class Senior Local Examinations.

3. The Examinations of the Civil Service Commissioners for admission to the Civil Service.

APPENDIX C.

FEES.

Nature of foe.

When to be paid.

To whom to be paid.

Amount.

£. s. d. 5 5 0

For registration of name On application To the Regisof patent agent who and before re

trar

at the had been bona fide in gistration. institute practice prior to the

passing of the act. For registration of name Do. do. Do. do.

of any person other than as above.

5 5 0

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or

Do.

do.

3 3 0

Annual fee to be paid On before

by every registered November 30 of patent agent.

each year, in respect of the year commencing January 1st following

Do.

do.

On entry of a candidate At time of enter

2 2 0

for the final qualifying ing name. examination.

V.--WAR OFFICE MEMORANDUM TO INVENTORS.

WAR OFFICE,

January 1, 1886. In consequence of the numerous claims for compensation for loss of time and for expenses incurred by private individuals in working out inventions of various kinds, as well as for rewards in consequence of the use of such inventions, the Secretary of State for War considers it necessary to make known the following regulations : (a) With regard to unpatented inventions

(1) Persons who desire to submit any unpatented in

vention for consideration should do so by letter addressed to the Under-Secretary of State for War. The letter should state the nature of the invention and whether the person who offers it for consideration desires to make any claim to remuneration in connection with it. In the absence of such a statement it will be assumed that no such remuneration is

expected. (2) Expenses incurred before the submission of an un

patented invention will not be considered to give a claim for repayment. No liability on behalf of the public will be recognised on account of loss of time or expenses incurred in connection with an invention after such submission, unless authority for such expenses has been previously given by letter, signed by one of the Under-Secretaries of State or the Director of Artillery ; and the liability will be strictly confined

to the limits of expenditure authorised in such letter. (3) All claims for reward for unpatented inventions

will be examined by a joint council of the Admiralty and War Office, to be held at the War Office, and if payment be recommended by the council and approved by the Secretary of State for War, the sum will, with the concurrence of the Treasury, be included in the Estimates, but it will not be due to the claimant until after the vote is passed by the House of Commons.

(4) No claim for reward for an unpatented invention

will be held to be established unless the invention

has been adopted into the Service. (b) With regard to patented inventions

(5) By section 27 of the Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Act, 1883, it is enacted as follows:

“A patent shall have to all intents the like effect as against her Majesty the Queen, her heirs and successors, as it has against a subject.

“But the officers or authorities administering any department of the service of the Crown may by themselves, their agents, contractors, or others, at any time after the application, use the invention for the service of the Crown, on terms to be before or after the use thereof agreed on, with the approval of the Treasnry, between those officers or authorities and the patentee, or, in default of such agreement, on such terms as may be settled by the Treasury after hearing

all parties interested." (6) Persons desiring to submit patented inventions

should proceed on all points as laid down in para

graph (1). (7) Should there be a statement to the effect that

remuneration is expected in the event of the adoption and use of the invention by the Secretary of State for War, his agents, contractors, or others, and should there be such adoption and use, or an intention to adopt and use it, then in default of an agreement between the Secretary of State for War and the patentee or his agent, as to the terms of remuneration, the Treasury will settle the terms after hearing all parties interested.

RALPH THOMPSON.

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