(1) All applications and communications to the Controller under this Act may be signed by, and all attendances upon the Controller may be made by or through a legal practitioner or by or through an agent whose name maintained under section 125 of the Patents Act, 1970 (39 of 1970) and address had been enter d in the register of patent agents (2) The Controller may, if he sees fit, require-
(a) Any such agent to be resident in India;
(b) Any person not residing in India to employ an agent residing in India;
(c) The personal signature or presence of any applicant or other person.
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