The Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks is appointed by the Secretary of State with the approval of the Treasury1, and acts under the superintendence and direction of the Secretary of State2.
The UK Intellectual Property Office is under the immediate control of the comptroller3, who exercises a wide variety of statutory functions, both of an administrative and judicial nature4. Any act or thing directed to be done by or to the comptroller may be done by or to any officer authorised by the Secretary of State5. So far as judicial functions are concerned6, the comptroller and any
**Trials are provided to all LexisPSL and LexisLibrary content, excluding Practice Compliance, Practice Management and Risk and Compliance, subscription packages are tailored to your specific needs. To discuss trialling these LexisPSL services please email customer service via our online form. Free trials are only available to individuals based in the UK. We may terminate this trial at any time or decide not to give a trial, for any reason. Trial includes one question to LexisAsk during the length of the trial.
To view the latest version of this document and millions of others like it, sign-in to LexisLibrary or register for a free trial.
EXISTING USER? SIGN IN
TAKE A FREE TRIAL
0330 161 1234