Section 70

Threats of infringement proceedings1

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70.-(1)A communication contains a “threat of infringement proceedings” if a reasonable person in the position of a recipient would understand from the communication that—

  • (a) a patent exists, and
  • (b) a person intends to bring proceedings (whether in a court in the United Kingdom or elsewhere) against another person for infringement of the patent by—
    • (i) an act done in the United Kingdom, or
    • (ii) an act which, if done, would be done in the United Kingdom.

(2) References in this section and in section 70C to a “recipient” include, in the case of a communication directed to the public or a section of the public, references to a person to whom the communication is directed.

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