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The future for intellectual property and copyright regulation in the UK

April 2022

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

The focus for this conference is priorities for future intellectual property and copyright regulation in the UK.

The discussion takes place against the backdrop of policy initiatives aimed at reforming intellectual property, the design framework, and copyright regulation.

It will be a timely opportunity to consider the key issues including:

  • regulation:
    • the evolving framework following the UK leaving the EU
    • regulation of IP and copyright going forward
    • potential changes to the design system, and protection for rights holders 
  • innovation:
    • the role of IP and copyright regulation in supporting innovation and fostering economic growth
    • the Government’s strategy, including plans to:
      • improve IP education outreach to the business and research communities
      • support SMEs to commercialise their IP
      • ensure that intangible assets - including IP - are properly considered as part of lending decisions
    • creating an accessible design system that supports innovation and right protection 
  • future-proofing - including the impact on IP of increasing use of Artificial Intelligence

We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with Tim Moss, Chief Executive Officer and Comptroller General, Intellectual Property Office; and William Bush, Senior Adviser to the Premier League and Chair, Alliance for Intellectual Property.

The agenda also includes contributions from ACID; Alliance for Intellectual Property; BT; Fashion Roundtable; Gowling WLG; HarperCollins; Lewis Silkin; Wikimedia UK; and the World Intellectual Property Organization.

The conference will be an opportunity for stakeholders to consider the issues alongside key policy officials who are due to attend from the House of Commons Library and officials from BEIS; DCMS; the IPO; Ofcom; GLD; HMRC; DIT; and The Scottish Government.

This pack includes

  • Dropbox video recording of the conference
  • PDF transcript of the discussion, including all speaker remarks and Q&A
  • PDFs of speakers' slide material (subject to permission)
  • PDFs of the delegate pack, including speaker biographies and attendee list
  • PDFs of delegate articles