Session 2016-17
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House of Commons


Tuesday 24 January 2017


Public Bill Committee


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Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats)


Bill [Lords]




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withdrawn amendments at the end.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




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



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




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.


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


Chi Onwurah




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




To move the following Clause—



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




( )    

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