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Government response to the Hargreaves Review

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The response accepts all ten of Professor Hargreaves’ recommendations. The Government’s goal is to have measures in place by the end of this Parliament that will realise the Review’s vision and deliver real value to the UK economy, and to the creators and users of Intellectual Property (IP).

Government response in full PDF document(402Kb)

The Government announced plans to support economic growth by modernising UK intellectual property laws. Ministers have accepted the recommendations made in an independent review which estimate the potential to deliver up to £7.9 billion to the UK economy.

Letter to stakeholders PDF document(31Kb) from The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Alongside the Government response, a new intellectual property crime strategy and international strategy for intellectual property have been published.

International Strategy PDF document(672Kb)

This sets out the Government’s plan for action internationally on the recommendations in the Hargreaves Review.

IP Crime Strategy PDF document(435Kb)

The cross-government IP Crime Strategy commits us to better coordinated action to make the most of scarce resources, including online infringement of copyrights and trade marks.

Fast Facts

  • The Prime Minister commissioned the Hargreaves Review of IP and Growth in November 2010.

  • The Review made 10 key recommendations.
  • The Government is focused on boosting growth and the Hargreaves review highlighted the potential to grow the UK economy by up to £7.9 billion.

Internet links

Digital Opportunity - A Review of IP and Growth

The independent review of IP and Growth led by Professor Ian Hargreaves was published on 18 May 2011.