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Intellectual Property Act 2014

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Design

    1. Unregistered design right

      1. 1.Meaning of “design” and “original”

      2. 2.Ownership of design

      3. 3.Qualification criteria

      4. 4.Infringement: exceptions

    2. Registered Community design

      1. 5.Infringement: exception

    3. Registered designs

      1. 6.Ownership of design and application for registration

      2. 7.Right of prior use

      3. 8.Accession to the Hague Agreement

      4. 9.The register: changes of ownership and inspection of documents

      5. 10.Legal proceedings and appeals

      6. 11.Opinions service

      7. 12.Use of directions by the registrar

      8. 13.Offence of unauthorised copying etc. of design in course of business

      9. 14.Offences committed by partnerships

  3. Part 2 Patents

    1. 15.Infringement: marking product with internet link

    2. 16.Opinions service

    3. 17.Unified Patent Court

    4. 18.Sharing information with overseas patent offices

    5. 19.Minor amendments to the Patents Act 1977

  4. Part 3 Miscellaneous

    1. 20.Freedom of information: exemption for research

    2. 21.Reporting duty

    3. 22.Recognition of foreign copyright works and performances

  5. Part 4 General

    1. 23.Power to make consequential or transitional provision etc.

    2. 24.Commencement, extent and short title

    1. SCHEDULE

      Minor amendments to the Patents Act 1977

      1. Patent applications in or for WTO members

        1. 1.(1) In section 5 of the Patents Act 1977 (priority...

      2. Assertion of third party rights where application terminated

        1. 2.In section 20B of that Act (effect of reinstatement of...

      3. Adjustment of certain time periods to anniversary date model

        1. 3.(1) In each of the following provisions of that Act,...

      4. References to “counsel”

        1. 4.(1) In section 52(4) of that Act (appeals), for “such...

      5. Correction of typographical error

        1. 5.In section 60(7) of that Act (meaning of infringement: interpretation),...

      6. European patent (UK): payment of renewal fee following restoration

        1. 6.In section 77 of that Act (European patents (UK)), after...

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