Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, is backing changes that are being made to the way in which the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is run.
At the end of last year, the Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills, announced that the Government was introducing a range of Intellectual Property measures that will improve services to business, strengthen enforcement, and help consumers get the most out of creative products and services. For more on the changes, click here.
Mike is the founder of Rock the House – Parliament’s biggest competition – which raises awareness of the importance of Intellectual Property Rights and live music. As such, the changes that are being introduced are a positive recognition that the Government is listening to businesses, entrepreneurs, film-makers and musicians.
Commenting, Mike said: “It is really encouraging that the Government recognises the importance of intellectual property to business and has made a number of changes which should help boost growth. I was particularly pleased to see that emphasis is being placed on tackling online piracy and that Britain is hosting an international enforcement summit later in the year, leading the way on intellectual property rights.”