Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

31 March 2023

The IP Federation warmly welcomes the announcement that the UK will be joining the CPTPP, which we expect will benefit our member companies and the wider UK economy. We are pleased to have been able to support the Government extensively in the course of the negotiations, and we particularly commend the Government for holding firm throughout the negotiations to its commitment to accede on terms which maintain the UK’s membership of the non-EU European Patent Convention. The result will preserve an efficient route for patent protection in the UK and Europe, and enable the continued success of the UK patent profession, both of which are key elements in delivering an environment for UK innovative companies, both small and large, to prosper.

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