Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has been appointed by David Cameron as the Prime Ministerís adviser on Intellectual Property. He will focus on enforcement issues relating to the creative industries.
Mike comes from a strong professional background in Intellectual Property for both music and film. Before his election to Parliament in 2010, Mike was the Vice President (Europe) for the Motion Picture Licensing Company and previously worked for music industry giant Pete Waterman.
As an MP, Mike has pushed hard to raise awareness of Intellectual Property Rights amongst his colleagues. Mikeís Rock the House initiative, which is now Parliamentís largest competition, is a popular vehicle which achieved this aim. For more on Mikeís appointment by the Prime Minister, click here.
Commenting, Mike said: ďI am honoured to be been appointed as the Prime Ministerís adviser on Intellectual Property. The creative industries are incredibly important to Britainís economy so it is only right that the Government focuses on enforcement issues. I look forward to working with the Prime Minster and my ministerial colleagues on addressing the challenges that face the film and music industries.Ē