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Minor changes to patents legislation: business guidance

An overview of minor changes to patents legislation taking place on 1 October 2014.

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Minor changes to patents legislation made by the Intellectual Property Act 2014: business guidance

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The Intellectual Property Act 2014 makes various minor changes to the Patents Act 1977, which will come into effect on 1 October 2014. These minor changes are contained in the Schedule to the Intellectual Property Act.

This guidance is intended to help explain the changes to patent applicants/owners, representatives, and anyone with an interest in the patents and patent applications of others. It covers:

  • payment of renewal fees on restored European patents (UK)
  • change to the deadline for challenging patent ownership
  • assertion of third party rights when a patent application is terminated
Published 6 August 2014