2007 Rule 49

49. Correction or change of name or address; correction of address for service

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(1) Any person may request that a correction be entered in the register or made to any application or other document filed at the Patent Office in respect of any of the following-

  • (a) his name;
  • (b) his address;
  • (c) his address for service.


(2) A request under paragraph (1)(a) to correct a name must be made on Patents Form 20.

(3) Any other request under paragraph (1) must be made in writing.

(4) If the comptroller has reasonable doubts about whether he should make the correction-

  • (a) he must inform the person making the request of the reason for his doubts; and
  • (b) he may require that person to file evidence in support of the request.


(5) If the comptroller has no doubts (or no longer has doubts) about whether he should make the correction, he must enter the correction in the register or make it to the application or document.

(6)1 For the purposes of this rule a request for a correction includes-

  • (a) a correction made for the purposes of Section 117(1); and
  • (b) a change to any of the matters listed in paragraph (1)(a) or (b) in respect of an entry recorded in the register or made to any application or other document filed at the Patent Office.
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