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Consumer Rights Act 2015

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45(1)Sub-paragraphs (4) to (7) apply in relation to civil proceedings which may be brought by an area enforcer under—

(a)Part 8 of the Enterprise Act 2002,

(b)Schedule 3 to this Act,

(c)legislation which, by virtue of a provision listed in paragraph 10 of this Schedule, the area enforcer has a duty or power to enforce,

(d)legislation under which legislation mentioned in paragraph (c) is made, or

(e)legislation listed in the second column of the table in paragraph 11 of this Schedule.

(2)Sub-paragraphs (4) to (7) also apply in relation to an application for forfeiture which may be made by an area enforcer, in circumstances where there are no related criminal proceedings,—

(a)under section 35ZC of the Registered Designs Act 1949,

(b)under section 16 of the Consumer Protection Act 1987,

(c)under section 97 of the Trade Marks Act 1994 (including as applied by section 11 of the Olympic Symbol etc (Protection) Act 1995), or

(d)under legislation which, by virtue of a provision listed in paragraph 10 of this Schedule, the area enforcer has a duty or power to enforce.

(3)In sub-paragraphs (4), (5), (6) and (7), the reference to civil proceedings includes a reference to an application mentioned in sub-paragraph (2).

(4)A local weights and measures authority in England or Wales may bring civil proceedings in respect of conduct in a part of England or Wales which is outside that authority’s area.

(5)A local weights and measures authority in Scotland may bring civil proceedings in respect of conduct in a part of Scotland which is outside that authority’s area.

(6)A district council in England may bring civil proceedings in respect of conduct in a part of England which is outside that council’s district.

(7)A district council in Northern Ireland may bring civil proceedings in respect of conduct in a part of Northern Ireland which is outside that council’s district.

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