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Patents Act 1977 (Chapter 37, as amended up to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988)

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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:
This unofficial consolidated version of the Patents Act 1977, prepared by WIPO in cooperation with the United Kingdom Patent Office, includes all amendments up to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (hereinafter 'the 1988 Act') (see Part VI 'Patents', and Schedule 5 'Patents: miscellaneous amendments' of the 1988 Act for further detailed amendments).

The amended provisions of this consolidated version of the Patents Act 1977 are as follows:
-Paragraph 4(2)(c) of Schedule 1 amended
-Paragraphs 4A and 4B of Schedule 1 inserted
-Section 89 amended (a new Section 89, and Sections 89(A) & 89(B) inserted)
-Subsection 3A after Section 123(3) inserted
-Section 46(3)(c) amended
-Subsection 3A after Subsection 3 inserted
-Section 49(3) omitted
-Section 51 substituted
-Section 53(2) amended
-Section 57A inserted
-Section 58 amended
-Section 64 substituted
-Section 72(1)(b) amended
-Section 73(2) & (3) amended, Section 73(4) inserted
-Section 76 substituted
-Section 77 amended
-Section 78(5) substituted, and Section 78(5A) inserted.
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Patents Act 1977 (Chapter 37, as amended up to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988) Patents Act 1977 (Chapter 37, as amended up to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988), Complete document (pdf) [655 KB] Patents Act 1977 (Chapter 37, as amended up to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988), Complete document (htm) [502 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

French

Loi de 1977 sur les brevets (chapitre 37, modifiée jsuqu'à la loi de 1988 sur le droit d'auteur, les dessins et modèles et les brevets) Loi de 1977 sur les brevets (chapitre 37, modifiée jsuqu'à la loi de 1988 sur le droit d'auteur, les dessins et modèles et les brevets), Complete document (pdf) [679 KB]

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