Patents Act 1977

PATENTS ACT 1977
(As amended)

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An unofficial hyperlinked and annotated consolidated version including the changes made by:

  • The Patents Act 2004, as commenced by:
  • The Patents Act 2004 (Commencement No. 1 and Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Order 2004 SI 2004 No. 2177 – 22nd September 2004.
  • The Patents Act 2004 (Commencement No. 2 and Consequential, etc. and Transitional Provisions) Order 2004 SI 2004 No. 3205 – 1st January 2005.
  • The Patents Act 2004 (Commencement No. 3 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2005 SI 2005 No. 2471 – 1st October 2005.
  • The Patents Act 2004 (Commencement No. 4 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2007 [[2007 No. 3396] - 13 December 2007 (Sections [[Section 1|1]]], 2, 4, 4A, [[Section 27|27]], [[Section 58|58]], [[Section 63|63]], [[Section 72|72]], [[Section 75|75]], [[Section 77|77]], [[Section 78|78]], [[Section 80|80]], [[Section 81|81]] & [[Section 130|130]])
  • The Regulatory Reform (Patents) Order 2004, [2004 No. 2357]
  • The Medicines (Marketing Authorisations Etc.) Amendment Regulations 2005 [2005 No. 2759] [[[section+60#s60_5_i|s60(5)(i)]] and [[section+60#s60_7|s60(7)]]]
  • The Intellectual Property (Enforcement, etc.) Regulations 2006, [2006 No. 1028] (29 April 2006) [[[section+62#s62_3|s62(3)]], [[section+63#s63_2|s63(2)]], [[section 68|s68]] & [[section 130|s130]]]
  • The Registered Designs Act 1949 and Patents Act 1977 (Electronic Communications) Order 2006 [2006 No. 1229] s124A
  • [Constitutional Reform Act 2005] [[[Section 97|s97]] & [[Section 102A|s102A]]]
  • The Patents (Compulsory Licensing and Supplementary Protection Certificates) Regulations 2007, [2007 No. 3293] [[[Section 128A|s128A]] & [[Section 128B|s128B]]]
  • [Legal Services Act 2007] [Section [[Section 102|102]]]
  • The Patents Act 1977 (Amendment) Regulations 2011, [2011 No. 2059] ([[Section 118A]]) (from 1 October 2011).
  • [Intellectual Property Act 2014], commenced by [[@http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/2330/made|SI 2014 No. 2330 (C. 100)]] (from 1 October 2014) - Sections [[Section 5|5]], [[Section 20B|20B]], [[Section 37|37]], [[Section 52|52]], [[Section 58|58]], [[Section 60|60]], [[Section 62|62]], [[Section 72|72]], [[Section 73|73]], [[Section 74|74]], [[Section 74A|74A]], [[Section 74B|74B]], [[Section 77|77]], [[Section 88A|88A]] (new), [[Section 88B|88B]] (new), [[Section 118|118]], [[Schedule 4A|Schedule 4A]].

Prospective changes made by the following have not been implemented:

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