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0 12.09.2014

IP Minister visits PIPCU to celebrate unit’s successes on its one year anniversary

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) welcomed the new intellectual property minister to its offices this week to celebrate its first year in operation.

Baroness Neville-Rolfe, along with IP advisor, Mike Weatherley MP, visited the City of London Police unit to hear about its headline achievements since launching in September 2013.

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0 11.09.2014

IP Adviser to PM Addresses Intellectual Property Awareness Network

tl_files/2014/dave cameron and mike.jpgMike Weatherley, Intellectual Property Adviser to the Prime Minister and the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has addressed the Intellectual Property Awareness Network (IPAN) to discuss his role championing IP.

In his speech, Mike highlighted his background in IP, his two parliamentary competitions which were established to raise awareness of IP, Rock the House and Film the House. Mike also detailed what he has achieved as the IP Adviser to the PM, a role which he has held since September 2013. Mike has worked closely with both the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and the new national Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU). 

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0 05.09.2014


tl_files/2014/BEIJING 051.jpgFollowing a visit to China by Prime Minister David Cameron to meet President Xi in December 2013 there was a step change in all areas of bilateral cooperation. One of the outcomes was a commitment to hold a UK China IP symposium the 2nd of which started in Beijing on Monday with planned events around several major cities this week. The IP protection symposium brought together IP officials, senior judiciary members, industry associations and university representatives.

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0 29.08.2014


tl_files/2014/GTH-PAVE_large[1].jpgACID members Burgon & Ball, renowned for their design-led innovation are no strangers to IP issues. During the last two years there have been an unacceptable 22 cases (generally) but, positively, their recent complaint against Spear & Jackson has been settled. The dispute was about Burgon & Ball's miracle patio surface cleaning brush which is a UK and EU unregistered registered design. The terms and conditions of the settlement remain confidential and both parties have agreed the following statement:

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