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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 30 January 2014

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Intellectual Property Bill [Lords]


 

[Third and Fourth Sittings]


 

David Willetts

 

Agreed to  6

 

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

 

David Willetts

 

Agreed to  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

 

Negatived on division  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’.

 

David Willetts

 

Agreed to  8

 

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

 

David Willetts

 

Agreed to  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

 

Not called  26

 

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


 
 

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Intellectual Property Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Iain Wright

 

Negatived on division  27

 

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

 

David Willetts

 

Agreed to  10

 

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

 

David Willetts

 

Agreed to  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

 

Negatived on division  28

 

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

 

Not called  29

 

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

 

‘(a)    

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

 

Iain Wright

 

Not called  30

 

Clause  13,  page  12,  leave out line 7.

 

Iain Wright

 

Withdrawn  31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.’.

 

David Willetts

 

Agreed to  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,’.

 

David Willetts

 

Agreed to  13

 

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

 

David Willetts

 

Agreed to  14

 

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


 
 

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Intellectual Property Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

Not selected  1

 

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

 

Iain Wright

 

Withdrawn  33

 

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

 

obtained in the planning of’.

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

Not selected  2

 

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

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

New Clauses

 

Director General of Intellectual Property Rights

 

Iain Wright

 

Withdrawn  NC1

 

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.

 

(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


 
 

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Intellectual Property Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

(c)    

protecting intellectual property against infringement of

 

rights.”.’.

 


 

Future of intellectual property

 

Iain Wright

 

Withdrawn  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

 

Not called  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.’.

 


 

Copyright in broadcast

 

Iain Wright

 

Withdrawn  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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Intellectual Property Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Criminal liability

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Withdrawn  NC5

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

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

 

(2)    

In section 107(4A)(b) (criminal liability for making or dealing with infringing

 

articles, etc) for “two” substitute “ten”.

 

(3)    

In section 198(5A)(b) (criminal liability for making, dealing with or using illicit

 

recordings) for “two” substitute “ten”.’.

 


 

Lookalikes

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Withdrawn  NC6

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

A person (“A”) shall not, in relation to any goods or services, use any features of

 

packaging, marking, labelling or decoration in such a way that the public is likely

 

to attribute to A’s goods or services the reputation of another person (“B”) or the

 

qualities or reputation of B’s goods or services.

 

(2)    

For the purposes of subsection (1) it is immaterial whether there is any similarity

 

between the goods or services of A and those of B.

 

(3)    

Subsection (1) shall not apply to features of packaging, marking, labelling or

 

decoration that are commonplace.’.

 

Bill, as amended, to be reported.

 


 
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