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PATENTS ACT 1990 - SECT 177

False representations about the Patent Office

             (1)  A person must not use, in connection with his or her business, words that would reasonably lead to the belief that his or her office is, or is officially connected with, the Patent Office.

Penalty:  30 penalty units.

             (2)  Without limiting subsection (1), a person who:

                     (a)  places, or allows to be placed, on the building in which his or her office is situated; or

                     (b)  uses when advertising his or her office or business; or

                     (c)  places on a document, as a description of his or her office or business;

the words "Patent Office" or "Office for obtaining patents", or words of similar import, whether alone or together with other words, commits an offence against that subsection.



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