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(b) a person registered in the prescribed manner as a geographical Indications agent, or

(c) a person in the sole and regular employment of the principal.

Indexes.77. There shall be kept under the directions and supervision of the Registrar,—

(a) an index of registered geographical indications,

(b) an index of geographical indications in respect of which applications for registration are pending,

(c) an index of the names of the proprietors of registered geographical Indication, and

(d) an index of the names of authorised users.

Documents open to public inspection.78. (1) The following documents, subject to such conditions as may be prescribed, be open to public inspection at the Geographical Indications Registry, namely:—

(a) the register and any document upon which any entry in the register is based;

(b) every notice of opposition to the registration of a geographical indication, application for rectification before the Registrar, counter-statement thereto, and any affidavit or document filed by the parties in any proceedings before the Registrar;

(c) the indexes mentioned in section 77; and

(d) such other documents as the Central Government may, by notification In the Official Gazette, specify:

Provided that where such register is maintained wholly or partly on computer, the inspection of such register under this section shall be made by inspecting the computer printout of the relevant entry in the register so maintained on computer.

(2) Any person may, on an application to the Registrar and on payment of such fee as may be prescribed, obtain a certified copy of any entry in the register or any document referred to in sub-section (1).

Reports of Registrar to be placed before Parliament.79. The Central Government shall cause to be placed before both Houses of Parliament once a year a report respecting the execution by or under this Act.

Fees and surcharge.80. (1) There shall he paid in respect of applications and registrations and other matters under this Act such fees and surcharge as may be prescribed by the Central Government.

(2) Where a fee is payable in respect of the doing of an act by the Registrar, the Registrar shall not do that act until the fee has been paid.

(3) Where a fee is payable in respect of the filing of a document at the Geographical Indications Registry, the document shall be deemed not to have been filed at the registry until the fee has been paid.

Savings in respect of certain matters in Chapter VIII.81. Nothing in Chapter VIII shall—

(a) exempt any person from any suit or other proceeding which might, but for anything in that Chapter, be brought against him, or (b) be construed so as to render liable to any prosecution or punishment any servant of a master resident in India who in good faith acts in obedience to the instructions of such master, and, on demand made by or on behalf of the prosecutor, has given fill information as to his master and as to the instructions which he has received from his master.