Patents Act, 1992

Appointment of officers of Controller.

98.—(1) The officers of the Controller shall be appointed by the Minister and there shall be such number of officers as the Minister, with the sanction of the Minister for Finance, may consider necessary and those persons shall hold office upon such terms and be remunerated at such rates and in such manner as the Minister for Finance may sanction.

(2) The salaries or remuneration of the Controller and his officers and such other expenses of carrying this Act into effect as may be sanctioned by the Minister for Finance shall be paid out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas.

(3) Persons who immediately before the commencement of this section were officers of the Controller shall continue to hold office under this Act on the same terms and conditions (subject to the provisions of this Act) as theretofore.