Intellectual property – statutory guidance

Patents sections: Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

An unofficial consolidated version of the patents related sections of parts 5 and 6 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

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Sections 274 to 281 and 285 to 295 of Parts 5 and 6 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (‘the CDPA’) relate to Patent Agents, Patent County Courts etc.

Later laws have amended these parts of the CDPA, including:

  • the Trade Marks Act 1994
  • the Constitutional Reform Act 2005
  • the Legal Services Act 2007
  • the Legal Services Act 2007 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2009

Discussion of these sections of the CDPA can be found in the Manual of Patent Practice.