The Patents Act 1977 (Chapter 37)
|Year of current version:||1977|
|Date of Text (Enacted):||July 29, 1977|
|Type of Text:||Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature|
|Subject Matter:||Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions), Plant Variety Protection, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)|
|Notes:||The Patents Act 1977 is the main patent law in the UK and gives effect to certain international conventions on patents. |
The Act sets out the legal rights and duties for UK patents and patent applications, and how UK law relates to the European Patent Convention (EPC) and the Patent Co-operation Treaty (PCT).
Date of entry into force: See Section 132(5) for further details.
|WIPO Lex No.:||GB001|