2.26.4 Delegations (Section 209)

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The Patents Act and Regulations empower the Commissioner to undertake various actions for their administration. In practice, these actions are not undertaken personally by the Commissioner, but by staff delegated to perform those tasks in the name of the Commissioner.

Note: The existence of a delegation does not prevent the Commissioner (or the deputy commissioners) from exercising any powers or functions which have been delegated (Acts Interpretation Act 1901, sec 34AB(1)(d)).