625. General powers of the comptroller.

625.     General powers of the comptroller.

The comptroller1 has a number of general procedural powers. The comptroller may extend or shorten (or further extend or shorten) any period of time which has been specified under any of the statutory provisions relating to proceedings2.

Except where otherwise provided3, the comptroller may give such directions as to the management of the proceedings as he thinks fit4, and in particular he may:


    (1)     require a document, information or evidence to be filed5;


    (2)     require a translation of a specification of a patent or application or any other document which is not