650. Keeping of the register.

The registrar must maintain the register of designs1, in which must be entered:

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    (1)     the names and addresses of proprietors2 of registered designs (including international registered designs)3;

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    (2)     notices of assignments4 and of transmissions of registered designs; and

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    (3)     such other matters as may be prescribed or as the registrar may think fit5.

The public has a right6 to inspect the register at the UK Intellectual Property Office7 at all convenient times8, but the register need not be kept in documentary form9.

The register is prima facie evidence of any matters required or authorised by the

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