604. The register.

The comptroller1 must maintain the register of patents which must comply with rules duly made2 and must be kept in accordance with such rules3. The public has a right to inspect the register at the UK Intellectual Property Office at all convenient times4; but the register need not be kept in documentary form5. Any person who applies for a certified copy6 of an entry in the register or a certified extract7 from the register is entitled to obtain such a copy or extract on payment of a fee prescribed in relation to certified copies and extracts; and rules may