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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Friday 24 January 2014

 

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Public Bill Committee


 

Intellectual Property Bill [Lords]


 

Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee

 

The Programming Sub-Committee appointed by the Speaker in respect of the Bill

 

agreed the following Resolution at its meeting on Thursday 23 January (Standing Order

 

No. 83C):

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committe shall (in addition to its first meeting at 8.55 am on Tuesday 28

 

January) meet—

 

(a)  

at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 28 January;

 

(b)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 30 January;

 

(2)  

the proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 12;

 

Clauses 14 to 19; Schedule; Clauses 21 to 24; Clause 13; Clause 20; new

 

Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill.

 

(3)  

the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at 5.00 pm on Thursday 30 January.

 

Mr David Willetts has given notice of his intention to move a motion in the terms of the

 

Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee (Standing Order No. 83C).

 


 

Mr David Willetts

 

That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the

 

Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 24 January 2014                  

12

 

Intellectual Property Bill-[Lords] , continued

 
 

Iain Wright

 

16

 

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Clause  1,  page  1,  line  12,  leave out from ‘insert’ to end of line 13 and insert—

 

‘in this section “qualifying country” means—

 

(i)    

the United Kingdom; and

 

(ii)    

another member state of the European Economic Area.’.

 

Iain Wright

 

15

 

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Clause  1,  page  1,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

‘(5)    

The Secretary of State will, within a period of 12 months of the Act coming into

 

force, undertake a review as to how the provisions within this section have—

 

(a)    

contributed to the advancement of the design industry in the United

 

Kingdom; and

 

(b)    

helped to harmonise unregistered design rights between the UK and

 

unregistered Community design right.

 

(6)    

The Secretary of State will report the findings of his review to both Houses of

 

Parliament.’.

 


 

Iain Wright

 

17

 

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Clause  2,  page  2,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘(iii)    

this act has been in force for at least six months.’.

 

Iain Wright

 

18

 

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Clause  2,  page  2,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘(4)    

For section 259 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (joint designs)

 

substitute—

 


 

“Joint designs

 

(1)    

Where two or more persons have jointly developed a design, design right

 

shall vest in them jointly.

 

(2)    

Where two or more persons are proprietors of unregistered design right

 

or community unregistered design right, subject to the provisions of this

 

section and subject to any agreement to the contrary—

 

(a)    

each of them shall be entitled, by himself or his agents, to do in

 

respect of the design concerned, for his own benefit and without

 

the consent of or the need to account to the other or others, any

 

act which would apart from this subsection, amount to an

 

infringement of the design right concerned; and

 

(b)    

any such act shall not amount to an infringement of the design

 

right or unregistered community design right concerned.

 

(3)    

Subject to any agreement for the time being in force, where two or more

 

persons are proprietors of design right or unregistered community design

 

right one of them shall not without the consent of the other or others grant

 

a licence under the design right or assign or mortgate a share in the design

 

right or in Scotland cause or permit security to be granted over it.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 24 January 2014                  

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Intellectual Property Bill-[Lords] , continued

 
 

(4)    

Where an article is disposed of by any of two or more proprietors of

 

unregistered design right to any person, that person and any other person

 

claiming through him shall be entitled to deal with the article in the same

 

way as if it had been disposed of by a sole proprietor.”.’.

 


 

David Willetts

 

3

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  33,  leave out subsection (1).

 

David Willetts

 

4

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  leave out lines 42 to 44 and insert—

 

‘(b)    

a body corporate or other body having legal personality which—

 

(i)    

is formed under the law of a part of the United Kingdom

 

or another qualifying country, and

 

(ii)    

has in any qualifying country a place of business at

 

which substantial business activity is carried on.”.’.

 

Iain Wright

 

19

 

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Clause  3,  page  2,  line  42,  leave out ‘a person’ and insert ‘A Body Corporate formed

 

under the law of a qualifying country’.

 

David Willetts

 

5

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  leave out lines 7 and 8 and insert—

 

‘(a)    

in subsection (1)(a), omit “who is exclusively authorised to put such

 

articles on the market in the United Kingdom”,

 

(b)    

in subsection (2), for “requirements” substitute “requirement”,

 

(c)    

in subsection (3), for “those requirements” substitute “that requirement”,

 

and

 

(d)    

omit subsection (4).’.

 


 

Iain Wright

 

20

 

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Clause  5,  page  4,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

In subsection (1), after paragraph (a) insert—

 

“(aa)    

in pursuance of an assignment or licence made or granted by a

 

person who is the proprietor of unregistered design right or

 

unregistered Community design right in a corresponding

 

unregistered design or unregistered Community Design.”.’

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 24 January 2014                  

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Intellectual Property Bill-[Lords] , continued

 
 

Iain Wright

 

21

 

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Clause  8,  page  6,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

‘(3)    

The Secretary of State will, within six months of the Act coming into force, report

 

to both Houses of Parliament on plans to publicise changes to the law introduced

 

under this provision with the objective to educate holders of design rights.’.

 


 

Iain Wright

 

22

 

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Clause  9,  page  6,  leave out subsection (5).

 


 

Iain Wright

 

23

 

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Clause  10,  page  7,  line  19,  at end insert ‘or the Patents County Court’.

 


 

Iain Wright

 

24

 

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Clause  11,  page  9,  leave out lines 30 to 35.

 


 

Iain Wright

 

32

 

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Clause  16,  page  16,  line  24,  leave out subsection (4).

 


 

Pete Wishart

 

37

 

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Clause  17,  page  17,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

In making an order under this section which confers jurisdiction on a court,

 

removes jurisdiction from a court or varies the jurisdiction of a court, the

 

Secretary of State shall—

 

(a)    

ensure he takes into account the views of—

 

(i)    

HM Courts & Tribunals Service;

 

(ii)    

The Scottish Courts Services;

 

(iii)    

The Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service; and

 

(iv)    

any other appropriate body;

 

    

and


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 24 January 2014                  

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Intellectual Property Bill-[Lords] , continued

 
 

(b)    

where the number of patent cases is such as to meet the requirements as

 

set out in Article 7 of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court, to confer

 

local divisional court jurisdiction on—

 

(i)    

in England and Wales, the High Court;

 

(ii)    

in Scotland, the Court of Session; and

 

(iii)    

in Northern Ireland, the High Court.’.

 


 

Iain Wright

 

34

 

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Clause  21,  page  19,  line  1,  after ‘to’, insert ‘job creation and’.

 

Iain Wright

 

35

 

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Clause  21,  page  19,  line  6,  leave out ‘and’ and insert—

 

‘(iii)    

an assessment of the degree of online copyright infringement and

 

the extent to which identified search engines and other internet

 

services facilitate this, and’.

 

Iain Wright

 

36

 

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Clause  21,  page  19,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

‘(2)    

The Secretary of State must make a statement to both Houses of Parliament

 

detailing the findings of the report referred to in subsection (1) and what actions

 

he intends to take as result of any recommendations of the report.’.

 


 

David Willetts

 

6

 

Clause  13,  page  11,  line  22,  after ‘person’ insert ‘intentionally’.

 

David Willetts

 

7

 

Clause  13,  page  11,  line  23,  leave out ‘exactly or substantially to that design’ and

 

insert ‘—

 

(i)    

exactly to that design, or

 

(ii)    

with features that differ only in immaterial details from that

 

design’.

 

Iain Wright

 

25

 

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Clause  13,  page  11,  line  27,  leave out ‘and’ and insert—

 

‘(ia)    

knowing that, or being reckless as to whether, making the product is an

 

infringement of the reigstered design, and’.

 

David Willetts

 

8

 

Clause  13,  page  11,  line  31,  after ‘been’ insert ‘intentionally’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 24 January 2014                  

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Intellectual Property Bill-[Lords] , continued

 
 

David Willetts

 

9

 

Clause  13,  page  11,  line  31,  leave out from ‘product’ to end of line 32 and insert

 

‘—

 

(a)    

exactly to the design, or

 

(b)    

with features that differ only in immaterial details from the design.’.

 

Iain Wright

 

26

 

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Clause  13,  page  11,  line  35,  leave out ‘uses’ and insert ‘sells’.

 

Iain Wright

 

27

 

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Clause  13,  page  11,  line  39,  after ‘so’, insert ‘deliberately’.

 

David Willetts

 

10

 

Clause  13,  page  11,  line  40,  after ‘been’ insert ‘intentionally’.

 

David Willetts

 

11

 

Clause  13,  page  11,  line  42,  leave out ‘or substantially to the design’ and insert ‘to

 

the design or with features that differ only in immaterial details from the design’.

 

Iain Wright

 

28

 

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Clause  13,  page  11,  line  42,  at end insert—

 

‘(ia)    

the person does so knowing that, or being reckless as to whether offering

 

putting on the market, importing, exporting or selling of the product is an

 

infringement of the registered design.’.

 

Iain Wright

 

29

 

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Clause  13,  page  12,  leave out line 6 and insert—

 

‘(a)    

reasonably believed that the registered design was not infringed.’.

 

Iain Wright

 

30

 

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Clause  13,  page  12,  leave out line 7.

 

Iain Wright

 

31

 

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Clause  13,  page  12,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

‘(7A)    

In this section “design right” includes an unregistered community design and a

 

reference to the owner of the design right is also to be read as a reference to the

 

owner of a community design right in a design.’.

 

David Willetts

 

12

 

Clause  13,  page  13,  line  1,  leave out ‘or substantially to a registered design’ and

 

insert ‘to a registered design, or with features that differ only in immaterial details from a

 

registered design,’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 24 January 2014                  

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Intellectual Property Bill-[Lords] , continued

 
 

David Willetts

 

13

 

Clause  13,  page  13,  line  2,  at end insert “intentionally”.

 

David Willetts

 

14

 

Clause  13,  page  13,  line  4,  at end insert ‘intentionally’.

 


 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

1

 

Clause  20,  page  18,  line  15,  after ‘information’, insert ‘created or’.

 

Iain Wright

 

33

 

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Clause  20,  page  18,  line  15,  leave out ‘obtained in the’ and insert ‘created or

 

obtained in the planning of’.

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

2

 

Clause  20,  page  18,  line  15,  after ‘the’, insert ‘planning of,’.

 


 

New Clauses

 

Director General of Intellectual Property Rights

 

Iain Wright

 

NC1

 

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To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 is amended as follows:

 

(2)    

In Part VII (miscellaneous and general) at the beginning insert—

 

“295A

  Director General of Intellectual Property Rights

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State shall appoint an officer to be known as the

 

Director General of Intellectual Property Rights (“the Director

 

General”).

 

(2)    

The Director General has a duty to—

 

(a)    

promote the creation of new intellectual property,

 

(b)    

protect and promote the interests of UK intellectual property

 

rights holders,

 

(c)    

co-ordinate effective enforcement of UK intellectual property

 

rights, and

 

(d)    

educate consumers on the nature and value of intellectual

 

property.


 
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