The Government has set out its strategy as to how it will make effective, proportionate and accessible enforcement of IP rights a priority for the next four years.
The UK has been independently assessed as a world leader in enforcement. This strategy explains how the Government will retain this status and ensure that UK rights holders are able to protect rights effectively both at home and abroad.
The Government’s core strategic ambitions are to ensure that: UK businesses, including small businesses, are more confident in operating internationally as a result of better IP protection; rights owners and rights users have access to proportionate and effective mechanisms to resolve disputes and tackle IP infringement and; consumers and users are educated to the benefits of respecting IP rights, and do so.
To deliver all this the Government will continue to work with its domestic and international partners from industry and law enforcement to address the multiple and growing challenges posed by IP infringement and counterfeiting.