The comptroller1 must refer an application for a patent2 to an examiner3 for a search if, and only if4:
(1) the comptroller has referred the application to an examiner for a preliminary examination5;
(2) the application has not been withdrawn or treated as withdrawn6;
(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;
(4) the application includes: (a) a description of the invention for which a patent is
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