O'Keeffe, Ned

Wednesday, 28 February 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 462 No. 3

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Trade Marks Bill, 1995: Report and Final Stages.

I inserted that in amendment No. 19 based on the fact that prevention is better than cure. The Minister has gone part of the way to meet the amendment. Does he see any merit in accepting paragraph (...More Button

I move amendment No. 13: In page 46, between lines 32 and 33, to insert the following: “(e) to possess in the course of a business machinery, tools, printing or other equipment with a view to doing o...More Button

The Minister stated that the content of my amendment is covered in sections 13 and 21 but he should copperfasten the position by inserting subparagraph (e) in section 90 (1). Given that those engaged...More Button

Provision is not included for the confiscation of such machinery.More Button

Such equipment could be used again.More Button

I move amendment No. 13: In page 46, between lines 32 and 33, to insert the following: “(e) to possess in the course of a business machinery, tools, printing or other equipment with a view to doing o...More Button

There is nothing to stop counterfeiters reoffending if they are allowed retain their equipment. The goods may be confiscated but a Counterfeiter may continue to operate using counterfeiting machinery...More Button

If a counterfeiting operation were discovered and the counterfeiter has taken over a legitimate business, the legitimate business person involved would be in real trouble but the counterfeiter would ...More Button

Section 90 appears to deal with the matter of offences.More Button

Yes, despite the fact that I could push it to a vote. Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.More Button

We had much discussion on this matter on Committee Stage when, to be fair, Deputy Byrne was confused between criminal law and business law. It goes without saying that greater irregularities and frau...More Button

We have found the Minister very amenable in our discussions with him on this type of legislation. Since these amendments were not tabled lightly by me but rather on the advice available I hope he can...More Button

Whenever a person is convicted, on indictment, of a second or subsequent offence, those large quantities of counterfeit goods should be forfeited. The criminals of the counterfeiting world, in which t...More Button

I move amendment No. 19: In page 47, between lines 12 and 13, to insert the following: “(6) (a) If a member of the Garda Síochána or a customs officer or such other person as may be empowered by law ...More Button

I support everything that has been said by Deputy McDowell. On Committee Stage we had a long discussion on stamp duty on which I tabled an amendment. I do not want to repeat what I said on that occas...More Button

I thank the Minister for his co-operation and help. However, I am disappointed he did not accept my amendments. Section 19 is an important part of the Bill in countering the huge problem of counterf...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Cork Consumer Affairs Office.

I commend my colleague for laying the ground work for the office in Cork. I made representations to the Minister to have the office located in Mallow and I thought, with his allegiance to Mallow and ...More Button


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