13 March 2017
London
Reporter: Barney Dixon
UKIPO launches study of IP enforcement framework
The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) is soliciting bids for research into the effectiveness of the UK’s IP enforcement framework.

This “builds on a commitment made in the UKIPO’s Enforcement Strategy launched in May 2016”.

According to the UKIPO: “The IPO Enforcement Strategy contains a commitment to comprehensively review all existing methods of legal recourse for IP infringement to ensure they are effective, proportionate and consistent across all IP rights.”

“This research supports this and aims to construct a snapshot of the current UK enforcement framework for each IP right which may include the identification of discrete areas where improvements or updates are necessary and add to the evidence base.”

The research will be split into two phases, with the first focusing on the development of evaluation criteria to assess the processes needed to enforce IP rights and the consequences of infringement.

The second phase will focus on identifying recommendations for changing the enforcement framework.

The tender process launched today (13 March) with a deadline of 24 April for completed applications.

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