Tuesday, 6 December 2005
Patents (Amendment) Bill 1999: Instruction to Committee.
Tom Kitt (Minister of State (Government Chief Whip), Department of An Taoiseach; Minister of State, Department of Defence; Dublin South, Fianna Fail)
That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders,
(1) the order of the Dáil of 18 June 2002, to the extent that it orders that the Patents (Amendment) Bill 1999, be considered in committee of the whole Dáil, be discharged and that the Bill be referred to the Select Committee on Enterprise and Small Business, pursuant to Standing Order 120(1) and paragraph (1)(a)(i) of the committee's Orders of Reference, and
(2) it be an instruction to the Select Committee on Enterprise and Small Business that it has power to make provision in the Patents (Amendment) Bill 1999 to give further effect to the European Patent Convention; to give effect to the Patent Law Treaty; to make further provision in respect of matters relating to intellectual property and for those purposes to amend and extend the Patents Act 1992, the Trade Marks Act 1996, the Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000 and the Industrial Designs Act 2001 and to provide for related matters.