(1) The chief executive of the Ministry must appoint, under the State Sector Act 1988,—
(a) the Commissioner of Patents; and
(b) as many Assistant Commissioners of Patents as may be necessary for the purposes of this Act.
(2) These persons are employees of the Ministry, and those appointments may be held separately or in conjunction with any other office in the Ministry.
Compare: 1953 No 64 ss 3, 4