§ MR. ANDERSON
asked Mr. Attorney General, If he is aware that the Patents Commissioners have refused to grant copyright for a design that was both "new and original," on the ground that it was not also "ornamental;" and, if the obligation imposed in the Statute is only that it should be "new and original," and that being "ornamental" is a mere matter of opinion, on which the Patents Commissioners are not required to give any decision?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir HENRY JAMES),
in reply, said, that it was the fact that the copyrights had been refused on the ground that the designs were not ornamental. That had been the practice ever since the Master of the Bolls had decided on appeal that the Commissioners could not register a design which was not ornamental.