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.

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The Bill will repeal section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, which currently restricts copyright to 25 years (calculated from the date on which the work is first placed on the market) on artistic works which are exploited through an industrial process.
One key motion to be discussed by delegates calls for an amendment to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 to remove the need for a performing rights music licence or public performance licence or both for any business employing fewer than five staff and where that business does not have the general public attending its premises.
He was found guilty of six offences under the Trade Descriptions Act 1968, seven offences under the Trade Marks Act 1994 and three offences under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.