The Secretary of State1 may make such rules as he thinks expedient for regulating the business of the UK Intellectual Property Office2 in relation to designs3 and for regulating all matters placed by the Registered Designs Act 1949 under the direction or control of the registrar or the Secretary of State4.
The Secretary of State appoints and supervises the Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks5, who has immediate control of the UK Intellectual Property Office
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