IP Federation's Message to the New Government
13 May 2015
The IP Federation has written to the Rt Hon. David Cameron MP in the light of his re-appointment as Prime Minister following last week’s elections.
We have included a message to the new government which the members of the IP Federation have prepared, putting forward the following views:
- Responsibility for IP should sit within those parts of government responsible for Innovation and Trade.
- IP Ministers are valuable but need to stay in post long enough to make a difference.
- The UK position in the EU gives it influence in IP policy making.
- The UK IPO should maintain and improve its influence in Europe and internationally.
- Fee levels for the prospective Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court systems must be attractive to users for them to be successful.
- The IP Federation supports the government’s efforts to raise awareness of IP in schools and universities.
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