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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Thursday 23 January 2014

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s):

 

Intellectual Property Bill [Lords] Committee 1 and 3

 

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.

 

 

Iain Wright

 

15

 

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—


 
 

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(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

 

16

 

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

 

17

 

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

 

‘(iii)    

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

 

Iain Wright

 

18

 

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.

 

(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.”.’.


 
 

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Iain Wright

 

19

 

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

 

under the law of a qualifying country’.

 

Iain Wright

 

20

 

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.”.’

 

Iain Wright

 

21

 

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

 

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

 

Iain Wright

 

23

 

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

 

Iain Wright

 

24

 

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

 

Iain Wright

 

25

 

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’.

 

Iain Wright

 

26

 

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

 

Iain Wright

 

27

 

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

 

Iain Wright

 

28

 

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


 
 

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‘(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

 

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

 

‘(a)    

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

 

Iain Wright

 

30

 

Clause  13,  page  12,  leave out line 7.

 

Iain Wright

 

31

 

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.’.

 

Iain Wright

 

32

 

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

 

Iain Wright

 

33

 

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

 

obtained in the planning of’.

 

Iain Wright

 

34

 

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

 

Iain Wright

 

35

 

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

 

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.’.

 

Director General of Intellectual Property Rights

 

Iain Wright

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—


 
 

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‘(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.

 

(3)    

In performing those duties, the Director General must also have regard to

 

the desirability of—

 

(a)    

promoting the importance of intellectual property in the UK,

 

(b)    

encouraging investment and innovation in new UK intellectual

 

property, and

 

(c)    

protecting intellectual property against infringement of

 

rights.”.’.

 

Future of intellectual property

 

Iain Wright

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Subordinate legislation to implement the government’s policy statement entitled

 

“Modernising Copyright” published in December 2012 will not be brought

 

forward until the Secretary of State has published, and laid before both Houses of

 

Parliament, a report setting out the government’s long term plans for the future of

 

intellectual property in the United Kingdom.’.

 

Online copyright infringements: technology companies

 

Iain Wright

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State will, within three months of this Act coming into force,

 

report to both Houses of Parliament on proposals that will have the purpose of

 

ensuring technology companies hinder access via the internet to copyright

 

infringing material.’.


 
 

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Copyright in broadcast

 

Iain Wright

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State will, within six months of the commencement of the Act,

 

bring forward a report to both Houses of Parliament outlining his view as to

 

whether section 73 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (reception and

 

re-transmission of wireless broadcast by cable) is still applicable in today’s

 

broadcasting medium, and what further changes to legislation he plans to make

 

in the light of his review.’.

 


 
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