Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill: Commons stages

28 April 2017

Both the House of Commons and the House of Lords have agreed on the text of the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill. The Bill received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017 becoming an Act of Parliament (law).

The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill 2016-17

Summary of the Bill

The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill aims to:

  • amend the law relating to unjustified threats to bring proceedings for infringement of patents, registered trade marks, rights in registered designs, design right or Community designs.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill and find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.

The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill: Commons stages

Royal Assent

The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017, becoming an Act of Parliament (law).

Commons remaining stages (Report stage and Third Reading)

Both the Report stage and Third Reading of the Bill took place on Tuesday 21 March. The Bill passed Report stage and Third Reading without division or amendments, and completed its Commons stages.

Public Bill Committee

Committee stage is where detailed examination of the Bill takes place. Most Committees are able to take evidence from experts and interest groups from outside Parliament.

The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill Committee met on Tuesday 24 January 2017.

Find out more about the Public Bill Committee:

Second Reading Committee and Second Reading

This Bill is a Law Commission Bill for which the House of Commons has a special procedure. The Second Reading debate on the Bill took place in a Second Reading Committee.

A Second Reading Committee reports its recommendation concerning Second Reading back to the House. The decision on whether the Bill passes Second Reading is then made on the floor of the House without debate. (Standing Order 90)

MPs debated the Second Reading of the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill in a Second Reading Committee in the House of Commons on Monday 16 January 2017. The Committee recommended that the Bill ought to be read a second time. The Bill then moved to Public Bill Committee.

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