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Gowers debate highlights reform concerns


Effective patent enforcement and the scope of copyright protection proved the main topics for discussion at a debate organized by MIP in London last month

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Some 150 IP practitioners, rights owners and campaigners had an opportunity to debate the recommendations made in last year's Gowers Review at a discussion arranged by MIP on January 30. The discussion was planned with the Stockholm Network and hosted by law firm Lovells at its London office on January 30.

A packed auditorium of IP practitioners heard a panel representing different perspectives on IP address the recommendations made in the Gowers Review and the issues they raise.

The government-initiated Review was published in December 2006, and made 54 recommendations on ways to improve IP protection, enforcement and balance in the UK. Gowers, a former editor of the Financial Times, led a team of civil servants on a year-long research project, which involved more than 500 submissions from interested parties. While the Review found that IP is largely functioning well in the UK, it said there was scope...


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