UK Membership of the Hague Agreement Delayed
On 9th January 2018, Sam Gyamih MP was appointed as a joint Minister for Higher Education at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department of education, and the UKIPO has recently confirmed that he is responsible for Intellectual Property. In the pre-Brexit years, news of a new IP Minister for the UK may have meant little of significance to anyone except, perhaps, a small minority of IP practitioners. However, in the current political climate, he has had to ‘hit the ground running’, because the future of Intellectual Property legislation in the UK, post-Brexit, including legislation relating to the UK’s participation in international IP systems, seems to lie in his hands.
The Trade Secrets Directive: What does this mean for me and my business?
Did you know that a trade secrets directive will come into play on the 9th June 2018? We cover what this will mean for businesses who have trade secrets and what steps you should be taking before the 9th June 2018.