CBI CALLS FOR IP TO BE CENTRAL TO GOVERNMENT

CBI calls for IP to be central to government’s economic priorities!

The CBI has emphasised the importance of IP as a driver of future economic growth in meetings with David Lammy, Minister for Higher Education and Intellectual Property and Shadow Minister, Adam Afriyie MP. The CBI called on the government to take a holistic view of the factors that determine where companies invest in the creation and exploitation of IP. In particular the CBI stressed the need to improve the UK’s tax competitiveness, including through the introduction of a ‘royalty box’ system. “The IPO must also work domestically to act as a champion for IP across government and to educate the public about the importance of IP.” says Tony Cottam, Chairman, CBI IP Committee

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