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Criminal sanctions for Registered Design infringement

03 June 2013

The IP Federation has written to the UK IPO (Intellectual Property Office) on the subject of criminal sanctions for Registered Designs infringement.

The IP Federation is against the introduction of criminal sanctions for Registered Designs infringement even if the requirement is made that there must be direct copying of the design. Should the IPO be unwilling to completely remove the criminal sanctions from the IP Bill, we are proposing the restriction of any offence to one in which there has been deliberate intent to deceive the purchaser of the product.

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