United Kingdom

The Enterprise Act 2002

Year of Version:2002
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Other, Patents (Inventions)
This Act presents a Law to make provisions on the functions of the Office of Fair Trading; the Competition Appeal Tribunal and the Competition Service; the competition law and insolvency and for other connected purposes.

This version of the Enterprise Act 2002 contains amendment made to this Law up to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013.
This Law is structured into 11 Parts and 26 Schedules.
Section 86 (2) of this Law 'Enforcement orders: general provisions' stipulates:
'Nothing in an enforcement order shall have effect so as to—
(a) cancel or modify conditions in licences granted—
(i) under a patent granted under the Patents Act 1977 (c. 37) or a European patent (UK) (within the meaning of the Act of 1977); or
(ii) in respect of a design registered under the Registered Designs Act 1949 (c. 88);
by the proprietor of the patent or design; or
(b) require an entry to be made in the register of patents or the register of designs to the effect that licences under such a patent or such a design are to be available as of right.'

The text of the Enterprise Act 2002 is subject to Crown copyright protection (@ Crown copyright 2002).
Available Texts: 

The Enterprise Act 2002 The Enterprise Act 2002, Complete document (pdf) [4228 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:GB137