United Kingdom

Legal Services Act 2007

Year of Version:2007
Date of Entry into Force:October 30, 2007
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Other, Patents (Inventions), Trademarks
The Legal Services Act 2007 presents a Law to establish the Legal Services Board; to make provisions about persons who carry on certain legal activities; to make provisions about legal representation and application of the Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007 and for other connected purposes.
This Law is structured into 9 Parts and 21 Schedules. In particular, Section 211 of this Act specifies that certain sections (sections 208(2) to (5), 212 and 214) in the Act will come in to force on the day that the Act is passed. The remaining sections will come into force on such day as the Lord Chancellor appoints by order.
Sections 184 and 185 of Part 8 of this Act contains provisions relating to trade mark and patent attorneys.
Sections 40, 109 to 115 of Schedule 21, which interprets Section 208 provide for the amendments of the Patents Act 1977 (c. 37) and the Trade Marks Act 1994 (c. 26).

The text of the Legal Services Act 2007 is reproduced with the express authorization from the UK Intellectual Property Office (Intellectual Property Office © Crown Copyright 2007).
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WIPO Lex No.:GB142