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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 24 January 2017

 

Public Bill Committee

 

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Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats)


 

Bill [Lords]


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in the

 

order in which they relate to the Bill.

 


 

Joseph Johnson

 

That the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [Lords] Committee do meet on

 

Tuesdays when the House is sitting at 9.25am.

 

 


 

Chi Onwurah

 

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Clause  1,  page  2,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

commissioning a product for disposal.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure the commissioner is treated the same as the manufacturer in the

 

case of infringement. This would make it consistent with the arrangement for trademarks.

 

Chi Onwurah

 

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Clause  1,  page  2,  line  15,  after “do,” insert “or claims to do,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment deals with people or companies who hold themselves out as the primary infringer:

 

ie, they claim to be the manufacturer or importer of a product (and therefore can be written to

 

freely) when, in fact, they are not.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 24 January 2017                  

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Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) -[ [], continued

 
 

Chi Onwurah

 

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Clause  1,  page  2,  line  19,  at end insert “or any other product or process having the

 

same features so far as is material to the alleged infringement.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would allow communications from the rights holder to the primary infringer to

 

also refer to secondary infringing acts (by the primary infringer), without it constituting a threat.

 


 

New Clause

 

Chi Onwurah

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Review of the impact of exiting the European Union on provisions within this

 

Act

 

( )    

Within 12 months of this Act coming into force, the Secretary of State must

 

prepare and publish a report on the impact of the Government’s plans for exiting

 

the European Union on the provisions within this Act, and must lay a copy of the

 

report before Parliament.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

A probing new clause to assess the impact of exiting the European Union on the provisions within

 

this Act.

 


 

 

Revised 23 January 2017