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Legal Texts Relevant to Trademarks

United Kingdom

Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
July 24, 2002Copyright, etc. and Trade Marks (Offences and Enforcement) Act 2002 (Chapter 25)

IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
 The Serious Crime Act 2007
 The Courts and Legal Services Act 1990

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
October 9, 2013The Trade Marks (Isle of Man) Order 2013
September 2, 2013The Packaging (Essential Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
February 27, 2013The Trade Marks (International Registration) (Amendment) Order 2013
February 27, 2013The Sale of Tobacco (Display of Tobacco Products and Prices etc.) (Scotland) Regulations 2013
April 3, 2012The Trade Marks and Trade Marks (Fees) (Amendment) Rules 2012
September 7, 2009The Trade Marks (International Registration) (Amendment) Order 2009
July 23, 2009The Trade Marks and Trade Marks and Patents (Fees) (Amendment) Rules 2009
August 28, 2008The Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules 2008
August 13, 2008The Trade Marks (International Registration) Order 2008
July 21, 2008The Trade Marks (Fees) Rules 2008
July 21, 2008The Community Trade Mark (Amendment) Regulations 2008
July 7, 2008The Trade Marks Rules 2008
May 8, 2008The Consumer Protection for Unfair Trading Regulations 2008
April 9, 2008The Trade Marks (Earlier Trade Marks) Regulations 2008
July 10, 2007The Trade Marks (Relative Grounds) Order 2007
April 5, 2006The Community Trade Mark Regulations 2006
March 14, 2006The Patents, Trade Marks and Designs (Address For Service and Time Limits, etc) Rules 2006
February 9, 2005The Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys Order 2005
September 7, 2004The Trade Marks (International Registrations Designating the European Community, etc.) Regulations 2004
March 28, 2004The Trade Marks (Proof of Use, etc.) Regulations 2004
July 28, 2003The Packaging (Essential Requirements) Regulations 2003
July 13, 1999The Patent Office (Address)(Revocation) Rules 1999 (S.I. 1999/1993)
July 1, 1999The Patents and Trade Marks (World Trade Organisation) Regulations 1999
March 25, 1999The Register of Patent Agents and the Register of Trade Mark Agents (Amendment) Rules 1999
November 23, 1995The Trade Marks (Claims to Priority from Relevant Countries) (Amendment) Order 1995 (S.I.1995/2997)
June 7, 1995The Counterfeit and Pirated Goods (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 1995 (S.I. 1995 No. 1447)
March 7, 1995The Common Agricultural Policy (Wine) Regulations 1995
November 2, 1994The Trade Marks (Claims to Priority from Relevant Countries) Order 1994, S.I. 1994/2803
October 31, 1994The Trade Marks and Service Marks (Forms) (Revocation) Rules 1994 (S.I. 1994/2582)
October 11, 1994The Trade Marks (Customs) Regulations 1994 (S.I. 1994/2625)
September 29, 1994The Trade Marks Act 1994 (Commencement) Order 1994 (S.I. 1994/2550 C.52)
February 17, 1994The Registered Trade Mark Agents (Mixed Partnerships and Bodies Corporate) Rules 1994 (S.I. 1994/363)
July 27, 1989The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (Commencement No. 4) Order 1989 (S.I. 1989/1303 (C.45))
October 24, 1988The Patents, Designs and Marks Act 1986 (Commencement No. 2) Order 1988
July 21, 1986The Patents, Designs and Marks Act 1986 (Commencement No. 1) Order 1986
July 18, 1986Patents, Designs and Marks Act 1986 (Chapter 39)

IP Legal Literature

Date of TextTitle
2008Trade Marks Act 1994 (Unofficial Consolidation 2008)

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