The Intellectual Property (Exhaustion of Rights) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2019/265

2019 No. 265

Exiting The European Union

Intellectual Property

The Intellectual Property (Exhaustion of Rights) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Made 14th February 2019

Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1

The Secretary of State makes these Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 8(1) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 20181.

In accordance with paragraph 1(3) of Schedule 7 to that Act, a draft of this instrument has been laid before Parliament and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.

1 Introduction

PART 1

Introduction

S-1 Citation and commencement

Citation and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Intellectual Property (Exhaustion of Rights) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and come into force on exit day.

2 Effect of certain retained EU law

PART 2

Effect of certain retained EU law

S-2 Exhaustion of intellectual property rights

Exhaustion of intellectual property rights

2.—(1) Anything which—

(a)

(a) was, immediately before exit day, an enforceable EU right relating to the exhaustion of rights of the owner of an intellectual property right under Articles 34 to 36 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union2or Articles 11 to 13 of the Agreement on the European Economic Area3, and

(b)

(b) is retained EU law by virtue of section 4 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018,

has the same effect on and after exit day, despite the United Kingdom not being a member State, as it had immediately before exit day.

(2) In this regulation “enforceable EU right” has the meaning given by section 2(1) of the European Communities Act 19724(as that Act had effect immediately before its repeal by section 1 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018).

3 Amendment of primary legislation

PART 3

Amendment of primary legislation

S-3 Amendment of the Registered Designs Act 1949

Amendment of the Registered Designs Act 1949

3.—(1) The Registered Designs Act 19495is amended as follows.

(2) In section 7A (infringements of rights in registered designs)6, in subsection (4), after “market in” insert “the United Kingdom or”.

(3) In section 24G (meaning of “infringing article”)7, in subsection (5), for the words from “an enforceable” to the end substitute “anything which forms part of retained EU law as a result of section 3 or 4 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018”.

S-4 Amendment of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

Amendment of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

4.—(1) The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 19888is amended as follows.

(2) In section 18 (infringement by issue of copies to the public)9, in subsection (2), after “put into circulation in” insert “the United Kingdom or”.

(3) In section 27 (meaning of “infringing copy”)10, in subsection (5), for the words from “any enforceable” to the end substitute “anything which forms part of retained EU law as a result of section 3 or 4 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018”.

(4) In section 182B (consent required for issue of copies to the public)11

(a)

(a) in subsection (2), for “EEA” (in each place) substitute “UK-EEA area”;

(b)

(b) in subsection (3)—

(i) in paragraph (b), for “another” substitute “an”;

(ii) in the words after that paragraph, for “EEA” (in both places) substitute “UK-EEA area”;

(c)

(c) after subsection (3) insert—

S-3A

“3A In this section “UK-EEA area” means the United Kingdom and the EEA, taken together.”.

(5) In section 228 (meaning of “infringing article”)12, in subsection (5), for the words from “any enforceable” to the end substitute “anything which forms part of retained EU law as a result of section 3 or 4 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018”.

S-5 Amendment of the Trade Marks Act 1994

Amendment of the Trade Marks Act 1994

5.—(1) The Trade Marks Act 199413is amended as follows.

(2) In section 12 (exhaustion of rights conferred by a registered trade mark), in subsection (1), after “market in” insert “the United Kingdom or”.

(3) In section 17 (meaning of infringing goods)14, in subsection (3), for “an enforceable EU right” substitute “anything which forms part of retained EU law as a result of section 3 or 4 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018”.

4 Amendment of subordinate legislation

PART 4

Amendment of subordinate legislation

S-6 Amendment of the Design Right (Semiconductor Topographies) Regulations 1989

Amendment of the Design Right (Semiconductor Topographies) Regulations 1989

6. In regulation 8 (infringement) of the Design Right (Semiconductor Topographies) Regulations 198915, in paragraph (2)(b), omit “other”.

S-7 Amendment of the Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 1997

Amendment of the Copyright and...

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