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 12:30 pm on 30th January 2014.

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Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Labour, Tottenham 12:30 pm, 30th January 2014

I follow the Minister’s point, but will he assure the Committee that, if somebody labours away to make a chair with a blade and a saw and puts it on an internet site for people to admire and casually buy it, some big multinational will not be allowed to steal and register the design, then pick on the small man? That is the point that the Minister ought to address, but perhaps he is too close to his friends in big business.