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132. Savings in respect of other persons authorised to act as agents.—

Nothing in the Chapter shall be deemed to prohibit—

(a) the applicant for a patent *The words “or any person, not being a patent agent, who is duly authorised by the applicant” omitted by s. 56, ibid. (w.e.f. 20-5-2003) from drafting any specification or appearing or acting before the Controller, or

(b) an advocate, not being a patent agent, from taking part in any [hearing before the Controller on behalf of a party who is taking part in any proceeding under this Act.] Subs. by Act 38 of 2002, s. 56, for certain words (w.e.f. 20-5-2003).