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Independent Review of IP and Growth

18 May 2011

The final report on the Independent Review of IP and Growth chaired by Professor Ian Hargreaves and assisted by a panel of experts, Digital Opportunity, has now been pub­lished. For more information please visit:

The Review makes ten recommendations designed to ensure that the UK has an IP frame­work best suited to supporting innovation and promoting economic growth in the digital age. These relate to:
  1. Evidence
  2. International priorities
  3. Copyright licensing
  4. Orphan works
  5. Limits to copyright
  6. Patent thickets and other obstructions to innovation
  7. The design industry
  8. Enforcement of IP rights
  9. Small firm access to IP advice
  10. An IP system responsive to change


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