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Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice of her Privy Council, and in virtue of the authority committed to her by the said recited Acts, doth order, and it is hereby ordered, that from and after the 14th day of March, 1899, the said Acts shall apply in the case of the Netherlands, and of the said Treaty with the Queen of the Netherlands.

Provided always, that the operation of the said Acts shall be and remain suspended within the Dominion of Canada so long as an Act of the Parliament of Canada passed in 1886, and entitled " An Act respecting the Extradition of Fugitive Criminals," shall continue in force there, and no longer.

A. W. FITZROY.

BRITISII ORDER IN COUNCIL, fixing the Date on which

The Southern Rhoilesia Order in Council, 1898,” came into operation.-Osborne, February 2, 1899.*

At the Court at Osborne flouse, Isle of Wight, the 2nd day of

February, 1899.
PRESENT: THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY.
Lord President.

Duke of Marlborough.
Lord Privy Seal.

Earl of Kintore.

WHEREAS by an Order in Council bearing date the 20th day of October, 1898, and known as “The Southern Rhodesia Order in Council, 1898,"+ provision was made for the administration of certain territories of South Africa wherein Her Majesty bas power and jurisdiction within the limits in the said Order in Council described and set forth ;

And whereas by clause 93 of the said Order it was further provided that the said Order should be published in the “Gazette" and should thereupon commence and come into operation;

And whereas doubts have arisen as to the meaning of the term “Gazette" as used in clause 93 of the said Order, and as to the day on which the said Order came into operation :

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by virtue and in exercise of the powers by “ The Foreign Jurisdiction Act, 1890," or otherwise,

* “ London Gazette,” February 3, 1899.

+ Vol. XC, page 236.

in Her Majesty vested, is pleased, by and with the advice of her Privy Council, to order, and it is bereby ordered, as follows:-

1. The said Order in Council of the 20th October, 1898, shall be deemed for all purposes to have commenced and come into operation on the 25th day of November, 1898.

2. This Order may be cited as “ The Southern Rhodesia Order in Council, 1899."

A. W. FITZROY.

BRITISH ORDER IN COUNCIL, applying the provisions

of The Merchandise Marks Act, 1887," The Patents, Designs, and Trade-marks Acts, 1883 to 1888,and any Arts or Orders in Council in force relating to Copyright, or to Inventions, Designs, or Trade-marks, to China, Japan, and Corea.-Osborne, February 2, 1899.*

At the Court at Osborne House, Isle of Wight, the 2nd day of

February, 1899. PRESENT: THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY IN COUNCIL.

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WHEREAS by Treaty, grant, usage, sufferance, and other lawful means, Her Majesty the Queen has power and jurisdiction in China, Japan, and Corea :

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by virtue and in exercise of the powers in this behalf by “The Foreign Jurisdiction Act, 1890,"+ and otherwise in ber vested, is pleased, by and with the advice of her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:

1. Any act which, if done in the United Kingdom or in a British possession, would be an offence against any of the following Statutes of the Imperial Parliament or Orders in Council, that is to say:

“The Mercbandise Marks Act, 1887;" “ The Patents, Designs, and Trade-marks Acts, 1883 to 1888;"

Any Act, Statute, or Order in Council for the time being in force relating to copyright or to inventions, designs, or trademarks; or

Any Statute amending or substituted for any of the abovementioned Statutes

Shall, if done by a British subject in China, Japan, or Corea, be

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an offence against this Order, whether such act is done in relation to any property or right of a British subject, or of a foreigner or otherwise:

Provided

(1.) That a copy of any such Statute or Order in Council shall be published in the public offices of the Consulates General of Shanghae, Tôkið, and Seoul respectively, and shall be there open for inspection by any person at all reasonable times; and a person shall not be punished under this Order for anything done before the expiration of one month after such publication, unless the person offending is proved to have had express notice of the Statute or Order;

(2.) That a prosecution by or on behalf of a prosecutor who is not a British subject shall not be entertained without the consent, in writing, of Her Majesty's Minister or Chargé d'Affaires, who may withhold such consent, unless he is satisfied that effectual provision exists for the punishment, in Consular or other Courts in China, Japan, or Corea (as the case may be), of similar acts committed by the subjects of the State or Power of which such prosecutor is a subject, in relation to or affecting the interests of British subjects.

2. An offence against this Order shall be punishable with imprisonment for any period not exceeding three months, or a fine not exceeding 1001., or both.

3. This Order may be cited as “ The China, Japan, and Corea (Patents, &c.,) Order in Council, 1899."

And the Most Honourable the Marquess of Salisbury, K.G., oue of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, is to give the necessary directions herein.

A. W. FITZROY.

BRITISH ORDER IN COUNCIL, applying the provisions of

Sections 39 and 57 of The Patents, Designs, and Trademarks Act, 1883,” to the Paris Exhibition of 1900.Osborne, February 2, 1899.*

At the Court at Osborne House, Isle of Wight, the 2nd day of

February, 1899.

PRESENT : THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY IN COUNCIL.

WHEREAS “The Patents, Designs, and Trade-marks Act, 1883," amongst other things, provides by section 39f that the exhibition

* “London Gazette,” February 3, 1899.

+ Vol. LXXIV, page 222. (1898–99. x01.]

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of an invention at an industrial or international exhibition certified as such by the Board of Trade, or the publication of any description of the invention during the period of the holding of the exbibition, or the use of the invention for the purpose of the exhibition in the place where the exhibition is held, or the use of the invention during the period of the holding of the exhibition by any person elsewhere without the privity or consent of the inventor, shall not prejudice the right of the inventor, or his legal personal representative, to apply for and obtain provisional protection and a patent in respect of the invention, or the validity of any patent granted on the application, provided that both the following con. ditions are complied with, namely :

(a.) The exbibitor must, before exhibitiog the invention, give the Comptroller the prescribed notice of his intention to do so; and

(b.) The application for a patent must be made before or within six months from the date of the opening of the exhibition;

And whereas the said Act further provides by section 57* that the exbibition at an industrial or international exhibition, certified as such by the Board of Trade, or the exbibition elsewhere during the period of the holding of the exhibition, without the privity or consent of the proprietor of a design or of any article to which a design is applied, or the publication during the holding of any such exhibition of a description of a design, shall not prevent the design from being registered, or invalidate the registration thereof, provided that both the following conditions are complied with, namely:

(a.) The exhibitor must, before exhibiting the design or article, or publishing a description of the design, give the Comptroller the prescribed notice of his intention to do so; and

(6.) The application for registration must be made before or within six months from the date of the opening of the exhibition ;

And whereas Her Majesty, by virtue of the authority committed to her by the provisions of "The Patents Act, 1886,"+ is empowered by Order in Council from time to time to declare that the provisions of the said Act of 1883, above recited, shall apply to any exhibition mentioned in the Order in like manner as if it were an industrial or international exhibition certified by the Boar! of Trade, and to provide that the exhibitor shall be relieved from the conditions specified in the said hereinbefore recited sections of the said Act of 1883:

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice of her Privy Council, and by virtue of the authority committed to her by the said Act of 1886, doth declare, and it is hereby declared, that the provisions of the foregoing sections of the said Act of 1883 shall apply to the International Exhibition to be held at Paris in the year 1900; and further, that the exhibitor of an invention, a design, or any article to which a design is applied, shall be relieved from the conditions specified in the said hereinbefore recited sections of the said Act of 1883 of giving notice, as therein required, of his intention to exhibit such invention, design, or article to which a design is applied.

* Vol. LXXIV, page

228.

+ Vol. LXXVII, page 965.

A. W. FITZROY.

BRITISH ORDER IN COUNCIL, applying The Colonial

Probates Act, 1892,” to the Colony of Queensland. Windsor,
May 19, 1899.*

At the Court at Windsor, the 19th day of May, 1899.
PRESENT: THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY.

Lord President.
Lord Chamberlain.
Earl of Kintore.

WHEREAS by the first section of “The Colonial Probates Act, 1892," it is enacted as follows:

“Her Majesty the Queen may, on being satisfied that the Legislature of any British possession has made adequate provision for the recognition in that possession of probates and letters of administration granted by the Courts of the United Kingdom, direct by Order in Council that this Act shall, subject to any exceptions and modifications specified in the Order, apply to that possession, and, thereupon, while the Order is in force, this Act shall apply accordingly;"

And whereas Her Majesty is satisfied that the Legislature of the British possession hereinafter mentioned has made adequate provision for the recognition in that possession of probates and letters of administration granted by the Courts of the United Kingdom :

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by virtue and in exercise of the powers by the above-recited Act in Her Majesty vested, is pleased, by and with the advice of her Most Honourable Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows :

+ Vol. LXXXIV, page 700.

• "London Gazette,” May 26, 1899.

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