2007 Rule 44

44. Entries in the register

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(1) When an application for a patent is published, the comptroller must enter each of the following matters in the register-

  • (a) the name of the applicant;
  • (b) the name and address of the person identified as the inventor;
  • (c) the address of the applicant and his address for service;
  • (d) the title of the invention;
  • (e) the date of filing of the application for a patent;
  • (f) the application number;
  • (g) where a declaration has been made for the purposes of section 5(2)-
    • (i) the date of filing of each earlier relevant application specified in the declaration,
    • (ii) its application number, and
    • (iii) the country it was filed in or in respect of; and
  • (h) the date of the application's publication.


(2) But where a person's application under rule 11(1)(a) or (b) has been accepted by the comptroller, the comptroller may omit from the register his name and address (or, as the case may be, his address) as that of the person believed to be the inventor.

(3) Where an application for a patent has been published, the comptroller must enter each of the following matters in the register as soon as practicable after the event to which they relate-

  • (a) the date on which a request is made by an applicant for the substantive examination of his application;
  • (b) the date on which an application is terminated or withdrawn.


(4) When the patent is granted, the comptroller must enter each of the following matters in the register-

  • (a) the date on which the comptroller granted the patent;
  • (b) the name of the proprietor of the patent;
  • (c) where the address of the proprietor or his address for service was not entered in the register under paragraph (1), that address or address for service.


(5) In relation to a request for an opinion under section 74A, the comptroller must enter each of the following matters in the register as soon as practicable after the event to which they relate-

  • (a) a notice that a request under section 74A(1)1 has been received;
  • (b) a notice that such a request has been refused or withdrawn;
  • (c) a notice that an opinion has been issued.


(6) A notice of any transaction, instrument or event mentioned in section 32(2)(b) or 33(3) must be entered in the register as soon as practicable after it occurs (or, if later, when the application is published).

(7) The comptroller may, at any time, enter in the register such other particulars as he thinks fit.

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