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Patents Act 1977

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126Stamp duty

(1)An instrument relating to a Community patent or to an application for a European patent shall not be chargeable with stamp duty by reason only of all or any of the provisions of the Community Patent Convention mentioned in subsection (2) below.

(2)The said provisions are—

(a)Article 2.2 (Community patent and application for European patent in which the contracting states are designated to have effect throughout the territories to which the Convention applies);

(b)Article 39.1(c) (Community patent treated as national patent of contracting state in which applicant's representative has place of business);

(c)Article 39.1(c) as applied by Article 45 to an application for a European patent in which the contracting states are designated.

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