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Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 122742, tabled on 30 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will hold discussions with the Intellectual Property Office on the potential role of a national copyright exhaustion regime in supporting the UK’s (a) publishing industry and (b) other creative exports.

Answered on

8 December 2020

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO), an executive agency of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, is already considering the UK’s future exhaustion of intellectual property rights regime. The Department will work with officials at the IPO and stakeholders to assess the potential impact of the different exhaustion of IP rights regimes that could be implemented in the UK. This will include consideration of impacts on the publishing industry and exports of goods in the secondary market, including goods from the creative industries.

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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy