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Copyright, Designs And Patents Bill Hl

Volume 489: debated on Wednesday 28 October 1987

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3.22 p.m.

My Lords, on behalf of my noble friend Lord Young of Graffham, I beg to introduce a Bill to restate the law of copyright with amendments, to make fresh provision as to the rights of performers and others in performances; to confer a design right on original designs; to amend the Registered Designs Act 1949; to make provision with respect to patent agents and trade mark agents; to confer patents and designs jurisdiction on certain county courts; to amend the law of patents; to make fresh provision penalising the fraudulent reception of programmes; to make the fraudulent application or use of a trademark an offence; to enable financial assistance to be given to certain international bodies and for connected purposes. I beg to move that this Bill be now read a first time.

Moved, That the Bill be now read a first time.—( Lord Beaverbrook.)

On Question, Bill read a first time, and to be printed.