170. Enemy-owned industrial property.

The Patents, Designs, Copyright and Trade Marks (Emergency) Act 1939, 1which was passed shortly after the outbreak of the Second World War to enable certain dealings in enemy-owned patents2, registered designs, copyright and trade marks to be carried out without being rendered illegal by the law against trading with the enemy, is permanent legislation, although only operative when there are persons who fulfil the description of enemy or enemy subject3.

A licence granted in favour of a United Kingdom4 resident or a person resident in the Isle of Man in respect of a patent, registered design5, copyright or design right6,