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EU Justice Sub-Committee
Oral evidence sessions announced.
The EU's intellectual property acquis on patents; trade marks; copyright and geographical indications is vast and complex. The World Intellectual Property Organisation lists 215 EU based texts dealing with the subject matter.
Brexit poses profound questions for the application of this area of law to the UK and also casts doubt on the UK’s continued participation in the eagerly awaited Unified Patent Court, a division of which will be based in the City.
The EU Justice Sub-Committee, under the Chairmanship of Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws, has decided to undertake a brief inquiry into this subject matter which will look into the impact of Brexit and explore the Government’s plans for this sector after the UK leaves the EU.
The inquiry will culminate in a session with the Minister, Sam Gyimah MP, on 13 November 2018.
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Evidence given by Mr Sam Gyimah MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation; and Mr Adam Williams, Director of International Policy, Intellectual Property Office.
Evidence given by Mr Kevin Mooney, Simmons & Simmons; and Mr Stephen Jones, President, Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
There are currently no public meetings scheduled.
EU Justice Sub-Committee takes evidence on Tuesday 13 November at 10.45am