The IP Federation has submitted a response to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills open consultation ‘National Innovation Plan: call for ideas’. The consultation runs until 30 May 2016.
In summary, the IP Federation is in favour of positive action in the following key areas:
- recognition of the real need for government, when formulating any new IP policy proposal, to consult with industry openly and meaningfully at a very early stage;
- better coordination of IP policy across government, and recognising the role of the UK IPO as the IP policy lead;
- any dealings with IP in their own transactions by government departments and agencies to strongly support the general government IP and innovation policy and the UK national prosperity agenda; and
- making the UK IP and Innovation policy voice heard on the global stage.
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