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Implementing the Hargreaves review – call for evidence in relation to the design sector

11 November 2011

The IP Federation has responded to the Intellectual Property Office’s call for evidence in relation to the design sector closing on 11 November 2011, aiming to gain a better understanding of whether the design rights system in the UK is geared to the needs of business.

The members of the IP Federation fully support any measures which will encourage UK design innovation by the protection of designs and harmonisation of UK rights with other rights to increase the coherence of the system without loss of protection (save in the area of functional designs). We are particularly in favour of:

  • a review of the law by a judge-led panel; and
  • improved search facilities for registered designs.

For full details, click HERE.

To see all our policy papers, click HERE.



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