Intellectual Property: UK Relations with EU:Written question - 54103

Asked by Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central)

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Asked on: 03 June 2020
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Intellectual Property: UK Relations with EU
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the (a) national and (b) regional economic effect of the receipt by EEA intellectual property practitioners of unreciprocated access to the Intellectual Property Office.
Answered by: Amanda Solloway
Answered on: 08 June 2020

The Government is aware that this is an important issue for stake holders, in particular UK-based patent and trade mark attorneys.

Officials at the Intellectual Property Office are having ongoing conversations with representative bodies over how to best address this matter once the transition period ends.

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