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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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