Criminal Offences relating to IP Theft/Infringment

Trade Marks Act 1994

Offence Section Sentence Indictment
Unauthorised use of a trade mark 92 6 months and or a GBP £5,000 fine 10 years and or a fine

Copyright, Designs and Patent Act 1988

Offence Section Sentence Indictment
Making or dealing with infringing articles 107(1)(a) 6 months and or a GBP £5,000 fine 10 years and or a fine
107(1)(b) 6 months and or a GBP £5,000 fine 10 years and or a fine
107(1)(c) 6 months and or a GBP £5,000 fine
107(1)(d)(i)-(iii) 6 months and or a GBP £5,000 fine
107(1)(d)(iv) 6 months and or a GBP £5,000 fine 10 years and or a fine
107(1)(e) 6 months and or a GBP £5,000 fine 10 years and or a fine
Fraudulently receiving programmes 297 GBP £5,000 fine
Unauthorised decoders 297A 6 months and or a GBP £5, 000 fine 10 years and or a fine

Video Recordings Act 1984

Offence Section Sentence Indictment
Suppling video recording of unclassified work 9 6 months and or a GBP £20,000 fine 2 years and or a fine
Possessions of video recording of unclassified work for purposes of supply 10 6 months and or a GBP £20,000 fine
Supplying of video recording of unclassified work for purposes of supply 11 6 months and or a GBP £5,000 fine
Supply of video recording not complying with requirements as to labels 13 GBP £5,000 fine
Supply of video recording containing false indication as to classification 14 6 months and or a GBP £5, 000 fine

Trade Descriptions Act

Offence Section Sentence Indictment
In the course of a trade or business applies a false trade description to any goods 1(1)(a) 6 months and or a GBP £5, 000 fine 2 years and or a fine
In the course of a trade or business supplies or offers to supply any goods which a false trade description is applied 1(1)(b) 6 months and or a GBP £5, 000 fine 2 years and or a fine
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