352. Search.

The comptroller1 must refer an application for a patent2 to an examiner3 for a search if, and only if4:

  1.  

    (1)     the comptroller has referred the application to an examiner for a preliminary examination5;

  2.  

    (2)     the application has not been withdrawn or treated as withdrawn6;

  3.  

    (3)     before the end of the prescribed period7: (a) the applicant makes a request to the UK Intellectual Property Office in the prescribed form8 for a search; and (b) the fee prescribed for the search (the search fee)9 is paid10;

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    (4)     the application includes: (a) a description of the invention for which a patent is

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