Policy Papers

Total Documents: 34

This part of the site is up-to-date from 2004; relevant position papers prior to then are obtainable from the Secretariat.

Intellectual Property Bill 2013–14: Part 1 – Design

Document No: PP 11/13 Posted: 15 July 2013

Letter to the UK IPO (Intellectual Property Office) on criminal sanctions for Registered Design infringement (Clause 13, IP Bill); appointed persons at appeal for Registered Designs (Clause 10, IP Bill); Unregistered Design Right (UDR) qualification – CDPA SS. 217 to 221; and Unregistered Design Right – functional designs

Independent Review of IP and Growth – call for evidence

Document No: PP 4/11 Posted: 04 March 2011

Response to the Review of Intellectual Property and Growth: Call for Evidence with a deadline of 4 March 2011.

Contrary to the sceptical opinions held by some, the IP systems in the UK, in the rest of Europe, and elsewhere when in compliance with inter­national agreements, are generally sound. They are not broken and do not need major adjustment. The first need is to improve quality and efficiency within the existing systems.

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