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
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This practice note provides an introduction to tort law by addressing three questions:•what does the concept of being liable in tort mean? And how does tort relate to contract and criminal law•how has the law of tort developed?•what is the scope of tort, ie what interests does it protect? What
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