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Patents Act 1977 (Amendment) Regulations 2011

Year of Version:2011
Date of Entry into Force:October 1, 2011
Date of Text (Issued):August 19, 2011
Type of Text:Implementing Rules/Regulations
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Patents (Inventions)
The text of the Patents Act 1977 (Amendment) Regulations 2011 is reproduced with the express authorization from the UK Intellectual Property Office (Intellectual Property Office © Crown Copyright 2011).

These Regulations insert a new section 118A into the Patents Act 1977 which contains an exception from copyright. Section 118A provides that copyright is not infringed in a copyright work when a document is copied or made available electronically to the public for the purpose of inspection in accordance with section 118 of the Act.
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Patents Act 1977 (Amendment) Regulations 2011 Patents Act 1977 (Amendment) Regulations 2011, Complete document (pdf) [39 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:GB209


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