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Intellectual Property

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 68438, tabled on 2 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps her Department has taken to ensure that concerns of the publishing industry and wider creative industries are taken into account by the Intellectual Property Office in its consultation into the UK’s future intellectual property regime.

Answered on

10 November 2021

The Government recently held a consultation on the UK’s future exhaustion of intellectual property rights regime. Before and during the consultation period, the Intellectual Property Office held constructive discussions with stakeholders across multiple business sectors, including representatives of the publishing industry and wider creative industries. The Government is currently considering consultation responses and is grateful for the contributions from interested parties.