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The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (Commencement No. 1) Order 1989

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2.  The following provisions of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 shall come into force on 1st August 1989:

  • Part I (copyright);

  • Part II (rights in performances);

  • Part III (design right);

  • Part IV (registered designs), except–

    • section 272 in so far as it relates to paragraph 21 of Schedule 3, and

    • section 273;

  • Part VI (patents), except–

    • sections 293 and 294, and

    • section 295 in so far as it relates to paragraphs 1 to 11 and 17 to 30 of Schedule 5;

  • Part VII (miscellaneous and general), except—

    • section 301,

    • section 303(1) in so far as it relates to paragraphs 15, 18(2) and 21 of Schedule 7, and

    • section 303(2) in so far as it relates to the references in Schedule 8 to section 32 of the Registered Designs Act 1949(1) and to the provisions of the Patents Act 1977(2), other than section 49(3) of, and paragraphs 1 and 3 of Schedule 5 to, that Act;

  • Schedule 1 (copyright: transitional provisions and savings);

  • Schedule 2 (rights in performances: permitted acts);

  • Schedule 3 (minor and consequential amendments to the Registered Designs Act 1949), other than paragraph 21;

  • Schedule 5 (patents: miscellaneous amendments), other than paragraphs 1 to 11 and 17 to 30;

  • Schedule 7 (consequential amendments), other than paragraphs 15, 18(2) and 21;

  • Schedule 8 (repeals), except in so far as it relates to–

    • section 32 of the Registered Designs Act 1949, and

    • the provisions of the Patents Act 1977, other than section 49(3) of, and paragraphs 1 and 3 of Schedule 5 to, that Act.

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