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Intellectual Property Law: Legislation

Subjects: Law

UK IP legislation in print

Note: Amendments to the Trade Marks Act and the Trade Mark Rules 2008: Trade Marks Regulation 2018 (SI 2018/825), implementing the Trade Marks Directive (EU) 2015/2436, came into force on 14 January 2019.

Here are some sources of IP legislation available in print at the Law Library:

Halsbury's Statutes and Current Law Statutes Annotated services in the KZ section on Level 2

IP Legislation Quick Start

 As with the rest of the Law Library's collections, legislation is grouped according to the originating legislation arranged by jurisdiction.

 For the latest news and updates about Intellectual Property legislation in the UK, you can check the Intellectual Property Office website (free). You can also find more information about the different types of IP and how they are created here.

 For more information about IP on an international level, try the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) website (free).


For current UK legislation, holders of an Oxford SSO should use either of the subscription databases via first 2 links below.

If you don't have an Oxford SSO, then use the Halsbury's Statutes and Current Law Statutes Annotated services in the KZ section on Level 2 to try to track down the current state of legislation.

For guidance finding legislation from other countries, try the Law Bod guide below