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lawful for the said registrar to give to any person applying to him, and producing a particular design, together with the registration mark thereof, or producing such registration mark only, a certificate stating whether of such design there be any copyright existing, and if there be, in respect to what particular article of manufacture or substance such copyright exists, and the term of such copyright, and the date of registration, and also the name and address of the registered proprietor thereof.

XVIII. And be it enacted, That the commis. Application sioners of the treasury shall from time to time fix of fees of registration. fces to be paid for the services to be performed by

the registrar, as they shall deem requisite, to defray the expences of the said office, and the salaries or other remuneration of the said registrar, and of any other persons employed under him, with the sanction of the commissioners of the treasury, in the execution of this act; and the balance, if any, shall be carried to the consolidated fund of the United Kingdom, and be paid accordingly into the receipt of her Majesty's exchequer at Westminster; and the commissioners of the treasury may regulate the manner in which such fees are to be received, and in which they are to be kept, and in which they are to be accounted for, and they may also remit or dispense with the payment of such fees in any cases where they may think it expedient so to do: provided always, that the fee for registering a design to be applied to any woven fabric, mentioned or comprised in Classes 7, 9, or 10, shall not exceed the sum of one shilling; that the fee for registering a design to be applied to a paper hanging shall not exceed the sum of ten shillings; and that the fee to be received by the registrar for giving a certificate relative to the existence or expiration of any copyright in any design printed on any woven fabric, yarn, thread, or warp, or printed, embossed, or worked on any paper. hanging, to any person exhibiting a piece-end of a registered pattern with the

registration mark thereon, shall not exceed the sum of two shillings and sixpence.

XIX. And be it enacted, That if either the re- Penalty for gistrar or any person employed under him either extortion. demand or receive any gratuity or reward, whether in money or otherwise, except the salary or remuneration authorised by the commissioners of the treasury, he shall forfeit for every such offence fifty pounds to any person suing for the same by action of debt in the Court of Exchequer at Westminster; and he shall also be liable to be either suspended or dismissed from his office, and rendered incapable of holding any situation in the said office, as the commissioners of the treasury see fit. - XX. And for the interpretation of this act, be it Interpreta

tion of act. enacted, That the following terms and expressions, so far as they are not repugnant to the context of this act, shall be construed as follows ; (that is to say,) the expression “commissioners of the treasuryshall mean the Lord High Treasurer for the time being, or the Commissioners of her Majesty's treasury for the time being, or any three or more of them; and the singular number shall include the plural as well as the singular number; and the masculine gender shall include the feminine gender as well as the masculine gender.

XXI. And be it enacted, That this act may be Alteration of amended or repealed by any act to be passed in the act present session of parliament.

act.

SCHEDULES referred to by the foregoing Act.

SCHEDULE (A.)

Date of Acts.

Title.

27 Geo. 3, c. 38. An Act for the Encouragement of the Arts of (1787.) designing and printing Linens, Cottons,

Calicoes, and Muslins, by vesting the Properties thereof in the Designers, Printers,

and Proprietors for a limited Time. 29 Geo. 3. c. 19. | An Act for continuing an Act for the En(1789.) couragement of the Arts of designing and

printing Linens, Cottons, Calicoes, and Muslins, by vesting the Properties thereof in the Designers, Printers, and Proprietors for a

a limited Time. 34 Geo. 3. c. 23. | An Act for amending and making perpetual an (1794.)

Act for the Encouragement of the Arts of designing and printing Linens, Cottons, Calicoes, and Muslins, by vesting the Properties thereof in the Designers, Printers, and

Proprietors for a limited Time. i 2 Vict. c. 13. An Act for extending the Copyright of De(1839.) signs for Calico-printing to Designs for

printing other Woven Fabrics.

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2 Vict. c. 17.

(1839.)

| An Act to secure to Proprietors of Designs for

Articles of Manufacture the Copyright of such Designs for a limited Time.

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38 Geo. 3. c. 71. | An Act for 'encouraging the Art of making new (1798.)

Models and Casts of Busts and other Things

therein mentioned. 54 Geo. 3. c. 56. | An Act to amend and render more effectual an (1814.)

Act for encouraging the Art of making new
Models and Casts of Busts and other Things
therein mentioned, and for giving further
Encouragement to such Arts.

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NOTICE AND DIRECTIONS FROM THE OFFICE OF THE

REGISTRAR OF DESIGNS.

OFFICE OF REGISTRAR OF DESIGNS,

35. Lincoln's Inn Fields.

By the Consolidated Designs Copyright Act, 5 & 6 Vict. c. 100., commencing its operation the 1st September, 1842, a copyright or property is given to the authors or proprietors of original designs for ornamenting any article of manufacture or substance, for the various terms specified in the following classes : Class. ARTICLE.

COPYRIGHT. 1. Articles in metal

3 years. 2. Articles in wood

3 years. 3. Articles in glass

3 years. 4. Articles in earthenware

3 years. 5. Paper-hangings

3 years. 6. Carpets -

3 years. 7. Shawls (patterns printed)

• 9 months. 8. Shawls (patterns not printed)

3 years. 9. Yarn, thread, or warp (printed)

- 9 months.

CLASS.
ARTICLE.

COPYRIGHT. 10, Woven fabrics, not furnitures (patterns printed) .

- 9 months. 11. Woven fabrics, furnitures (patterns printed) 3 years. 12. Woven fabrics (patterns not printed) - 12 months. 13. Lace and all other articles

- 12 months.

The rights conferred upon the authors or proprietors of original designs are subjected to the following conditions:

ist. The design must be registered. 2nd. After registration, every article of manufacture pub

lished by the proprietor on which such design is used must have thereon a particular MARK, which will be

exhibited on the certificate of registration. These conditions being observed, the right of the proprietor is protected from piracy by a penalty of from five pounds to thirty pounds for each offence, each individual illegal application or sale of a design constituting a separate offence.

This penalty may be recovered by the aggrieved party either by action in the superior courts, or by a summary proceeding before two magistrates.

If a design be executed by the author on behalf of another person for a valuable consideration, the latter is entitled to be registered as the proprietor thereof; and any person purchasing either the exclusive or partial right to use the design is in the same way equally entitled to be registered, and for the purpose of facilitating such transfers, a short form is given in the act.

A penalty of five pounds is imposed in the case of any person using the registration mark on any design not registered, or the copyright of which has expired, or when the design has not been applied within the United Kingdom.

All designs of which the copyright has expired may be inspected at the registrar's office on the payment of the proper fee ; but no design, the copyright of which is existing, is in general permitted to be seen. Any person, however, may, by application at the office, and on production of the registration mark of any particular design, be furnished with a certificate of search, stating whether the copyright be in existence, and in respect to which article of manufacture it exists; also, the term of such copyright and the date of registration, and the name

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