Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988


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Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

a UK Act which provides for the establishment and protection of the legal ownership rights of persons and businesses in respect of various classes of ‘intellectual property’, in particular COPYRIGHTS, PERFORMERS RIGHTS, DESIGN RIGHTS (including registered designs) and PATENTS. The Act amends and restates various earlier statutes, including the Copyright Act 1956, the Registered Designs Act 1949, the Performers' Protection Acts 1958-72 and the Patents Act 1977.

The Act is administered in part by the PATENTS OFFICE, with cases of unauthorized copying, patent infringements, etc. being handled by the courts.

Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

a UK Act that provides for the establishment and protection of the legal ownership rights of persons and businesses in respect of various classes of ‘intellectual property’, in particular COPYRIGHTS, DESIGN RIGHTS and PATENTS.

The Act is administered in part by the PATENTS OFFICE, with cases of unauthorized copying, patent infringements, etc., being handled by the courts.