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Patent Office

a UK body which is responsible for the administration of various aspects of ‘intellectual property rights’ legislation, in particular the COPYRIGHT, DESIGNS AND PATENTS ACTS 1988, the Registered Designs Act 1949 and the Trade Marks Act 1938. The Patent Office is the sole authority for the granting of PATENT rights on product and process inventions and for the registration of industrial designs (see DESIGN RIGHTS) and TRADEMARKS.

Patent Office

a UK government department that administer matters relating to PATENTS, TRADEMARKS and other INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. The Patent

Office is the sole authority for the granting of patent rights on product and process INVENTIONS and for the registration of industrial designs and trademarks.

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We have generally remained separate from the regulatory scheme,' says Charles Van Horn, director of the organic chemistry and biotechnology examiners group at the patent office.
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Newman, objecting to the judge's "arbitrary and unlawful" order, fearing that NBS would not deal with him objectively and fairly, and questioning the competence of the Patent Office, instead decided to show off his machine in a public demonstration.