—(1) A request under section 28 of the Act for information, or for permission to inspect any document, relating to a registered design shall be accompanied by the applicable fee set out in the First Schedule.
(2) Subject to sections 28 and 29 of the Act and paragraphs (3) and (4), the Registrar shall permit the inspection of such document as may be specified in the request.
(3) The person making a request to inspect any document must file such evidence as the Registrar considers sufficient to prove that —
the owner consents to the inspection; or
(4) The Registrar may refuse a request to inspect any of the following documents:
any document prepared by the Registrar solely for use by the Registrar and officers of the Registry;
any document given to or filed with the Registrar, whether at his request or otherwise, for inspection and subsequent return to the sender;
a copy of any request referred to in paragraph (1);
any document issued or given by the Registrar which the Registrar considers should be treated as confidential;
any document the contents of which, in the Registrar’s opinion, disparages any person in a way likely to damage him;
any document given or sent to or filed with the Registrar before 13th November 2000.