The Olympics, Paralympics and London Olympics Association Rights (Infringement Proceedings) Regulations 2010

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2010/2477

2010 No. 2477

Trade Marks

Commercial Property

The Olympics, Paralympics and London Olympics Association Rights (Infringement Proceedings) Regulations 2010

Made 7th October 2010

Laid before Parliament 12th October 2010

Coming into force 8th November 2010

The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 5A and 7(1) of the Olympic Symbol etc. (Protection) Act 19951and paragraph 10 of Schedule 4 to the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 20062:

S-1 Citation, commencement and interpretation

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Olympics, Paralympics and London Olympics Association Rights (Infringement Proceedings) Regulations 2010 and shall come into force on 8th November 2010.

(2) In these Regulations—

“the 1995 Act” means the Olympic Symbol etc. (Protection) Act 1995,

the 2006 Act” means the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006, and

“the court”, unless the context otherwise requires, means—

(a) in England and Wales and Northern Ireland, the High Court, and

(b) in Scotland, the Court of Session.

S-2 Order for erasure of controlled representations, etc.

Order for erasure of controlled representations, etc.

2.—(1) Where a person is found to have infringed the London Olympics association right3the court may make an order requiring the person—

(a)

(a) to cause the offending controlled representation4to be erased, removed or obliterated from any infringing goods, material or articles5in the person’s possession, custody or control, or

(b)

(b) if it is not reasonably practicable for the offending controlled representation to be erased, removed or obliterated, to secure the destruction of the infringing goods, material or articles in question.

(2) If an order under paragraph (1) is not complied with, or it appears to the court likely that such an order would not be complied with, the court may order that the infringing goods, material or articles be delivered to such person as the court may direct for erasure, removal or obliteration of the offending controlled representation or for destruction, as the case may be.

S-3 Order for delivery up of infringing goods, material or articles

Order for delivery up of infringing goods, material or articles

3.—(1) The London Organising Committee6may apply to the court for an order for the delivery up to it, or such other person as the court may direct, of any infringing goods, material or articles which a person has in his or her possession, custody or control in the course of a business.

(2) The London Organising Committee may not make an application under this Regulation after 31st December 2012.

(3) No order shall be made under this Regulation unless the court also makes, or it appears to the court that there are grounds for making, an order under regulation 4 (order as to disposal of infringing goods, etc.).

(4) A person to whom any infringing goods, material or articles are delivered up in pursuance of an order under this Regulation shall, if an order under regulation 4 is not made, retain them pending the making of an order, or the decision not to make an order, under that regulation.

(5) Nothing in this Regulation affects any other power of the court.

S-4 Order as to the disposal of infringing goods, material or articles, etc.

Order as to the disposal of infringing goods, material or articles, etc.

4.—(1) Where infringing goods, material or articles have been delivered up in pursuance of an order under regulation 3, an application may be made to the court—

(a)

(a) for an order that they or it be destroyed or forfeited to such person as the court may think fit, or

(b)

(b) for a decision that no such order should be made.

(2) In considering what order (if any) should be made, the court shall consider whether other remedies available in an action for infringement of the London Olympics association right would be adequate to compensate the London Organising Committee and any licensee and protect their interests.

(3) Any person having an interest in the goods, material or articles is entitled—

(a)

(a) to appear in proceedings for an order under this Regulation, whether or not the person was served with notice, and

(b)

(b) to appeal against any order made, whether or not the person appeared.

(4) An order under this Regulation shall not take effect until the end of the period within which notice of an appeal may be given or, if before the end of that period notice of appeal is duly given, until the final determination or abandonment of the proceedings on the appeal.

(5) Where there is more than one person interested in the goods, material or articles, the court shall make such order (if any) as it thinks just.

(6) If the court decides that no order should be made under this Regulation, the person in whose possession, custody or control the goods, material or articles were before being delivered up is entitled to their return.

(7) In this Regulation, “licensee” means a person to whom the London Organising Committee has granted an authorisation under paragraph 4 of Schedule 4 to the 2006 Act.

(8) References in this Regulation to a person having an interest in goods, material or articles include any person in whose favour an order could be made under—

(a)

(a) this Regulation,

(b)

(b) section 19 of the Trade Marks Act 19947(including that section as applied by regulation 4 of the Community Trade Marks Regulations 20068),

(c)

(c) section 24D of the Registered Designs Act 19499,

(d)

(d) section 114, 204 or 231 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 198810, or

(e)

(e) regulation 1C of the Community Design Regulations 200511.

S-5 Jurisdiction of sheriff court or county court in Northern Ireland

Jurisdiction of sheriff court or county court in Northern Ireland

5. Proceedings for an order under regulation 3 (order for delivery up of infringing goods, material or articles) or regulation 4 (order as to disposal of infringing goods, etc.) may be brought—

(a) in the sheriff court in Scotland, or

(b) in a county court in Northern Ireland.

This does not affect the jurisdiction of the Court of Session or the High Court in Northern Ireland.

S-6 Amendment of the Olympics Association Right (Infringement Proceedings) Regulations 1995

Amendment of the Olympics Association Right (Infringement Proceedings) Regulations 1995

6. The Olympics Association Right (Infringement Proceedings) Regulations 199512are amended as follows—

(a) in the title, for “Olympics Association Right” substitute “Olympics and Paralympics Association...

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