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‘Unjustified threats’ protection comes a step closer – Intellectual Property Bill ready to receive Royal Assent

Apr 12, 2017

In February this year, Matthew Harris spoke to the Law Society Gazette after the IP Bill was passed without amendments. It was reported as follows:

Read the full article here.

On 21 March 2017, the IP Bill completed the final report stage and third reading in the House of Commons and passed back to the House of Lords. Given that the Bill passed the report stage and third reading without amendments, there are no amendments for the House of Lords to consider and it is therefore ready to be given Royal Assent.


Matthew Harris

Joint Head of Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution

Matthew undertakes a wide range of intellectual property and information technology work but specialises in IP and IT litigation, advising and acting for clients that range from SME’s, to large multi-national companies. 

He currently sits on the Law Society’s Intellectual Property Law Committee, where he has for example led the Law Society’s discussions with the Law Commission on the proposed IP Threats Bill. Read More.