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Jul 25, 2017 (Newsletter Issue 14/17)
United Kingdom
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Business Guidance for IP (Unjustified Threats) Act Now Published

The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) informs that the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act received Royal Assent on April 27, 2017. A Commencement Order is required for the Act’s measures to be brought into force which is expected to take place on October 1, 2017.

The Act will make the law of unjustified threats more easily navigable for rights holders, professional advisers and third parties alike.

IPO has now published a business guidance on the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017. The guidance sets out the changes that have been made to the legal framework, and the expected impacts on IP rights holders, and third parties, as well as businesses, including legal services.

The business guidance can be accessed here