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5th April 2006
Laid before Parliament
6th April 2006
Coming into force
29th April 2006
The Secretary of State has been designated for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(1) in relation to intellectual property (including both registered and unregistered rights)(2).
He makes the following Regulations under the powers conferred by that section:
1972 c. 68. Under section 57(1) of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46), despite the transfer to Scottish Ministers of functions in relation to implementing obligations under Community law in relation to devolved matters, the function of the Secretary of State in relation to implementing those obligations continues to be exercisable by him as regards Scotland.
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