HC Deb 20 January 1986 vol 90 c18W
Mr. Corbett

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what new measures he proposes to combat the counterfeiting of manufactured goods in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Pattie

[pursuant to his reply, 15 January 1986, c. 591]: The existing laws covered trade descriptions, trade marks, copyright, patents, designs, and passing-off provide an effective framework of protection to deal with counterfeit manufactured goods in the United Kingdom. Some proposals for change have been put forward by the Anti-Counterfeiting Group, which represents firms in a range of industries, and these form the subject of current discussions between the Group and my officials. I shall carefully consider what action could or should be taken in the light of these discussions.