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This Statutory Instrument has been made in consequence of defects in S.I. 1992/3162 and is being issued free of charge to all known recipients of that Statutory Instrument.
30th March 1993
Laid before Parliament
31st March 1993
Coming into force
21st April 1993
1.—(1) These Rules may be cited as the Patents (Supplementary Protection Certificate for Medicinal Products) (Amendment) Rules 1993 and shall come into force on 21st April 1993.
(2) These Rules extend to Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
2. The Patents (Supplementary Protection Certificate for Medicinal Products) Rules 1992(3) shall be amended as follows
(a)in the column headed Reminder of Form SP1 (Request for grant of Supplementary Protection Certificate) in Schedule 2 (General Forms) the words must be valid at the time of making the application and appearing in the second item thereunder shall be omitted;
(b)Schedule 4 (Fees), for the word “Request” in the first item thereunder there shall be substituted the word “Application” and for the words “On payment of annual fees (and additional fee for late payment)” in the second item thereunder there shall be substituted “Annual fees”.
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Trade and Technology
Department of Trade and Industry
30th March 1993
(This note is not part of the Rules)
These Rules amend the Patents (Supplementary Protection Certificate for Medicinal Products) Rules 1992 (S.I. 1992/3162 which came into force on 2nd January 1993) to correct certain drafting errors in those Rules.
1977 c. 37; the power of the Secretary of State to makes rules in respect of patents under section 123 of the Patents Act 1977 was extended by the Patents (Supplementary Protection Certificate for Medicinal Products) Regulations 1992 (S.I. 1992/3091) so as to apply in respect of supplementary protection certificates. Section 123 was amended by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (c. 48), section 295 and Schedule 5, paragraph 29.