Clause 13 - Offence of unauthorised copying etc. of design in course of business

Part of Intellectual Property Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:30 am on 30th January 2014.

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Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Labour, Tottenham 11:30 am, 30th January 2014

The Minister will appreciate, as I did when I was Minister with responsibility for IP, that there are organised networks. I saw examples of such networks in China that work  with counterfeiters in this country. In relation to design, the legislation would tackle the problem to which the hon. Member for Tiverton and Honiton refers; indeed, if it did not, we would need to revisit it, because the problem is significant and the police need assistance.