Intellectual property has many facets, and as a consequence will have an interface with every aspect of a business’ operation. There is therefore a large body of legislation, which does not directly govern the rights associated with the various forms of intellectual property, but does impinge upon their use e.g. Commission Regulation 2659/2000/EC on the application of Article 81(3) of the Treaty to categories of research and development agreements, and the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council 2006/114 Concerning Misleading and Comparative Advertising.
The legislation under this heading also includes a collection which applies to a variety of intellectual property and their associated rights e.g. The Intellectual Property (Enforcement, etc.) Regulations 2006, and also legislation which relies upon the ownership of intellectual property rights for their provisions to take force and effect e.g. The Company Names Adjudicator Rules 2008.
Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights
Commission Regulation (EC) No 2659/2000 – Research and Development Block Exemption
Commission Regulation (EC) No 772/2004 – Technology Transfer Block Exemption
The Intellectual Property (Enforcement, etc.) Regulations 2006
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin 1958 (as revised)
The Company Names Adjudicator Rules 2008
The Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008
The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008
Council Regulation (EC) No 1383/2003 concerning customs action against goods suspected of infringing certain IPRs.