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Vince Cable sets out new IP protection measures

Tom Pakinkis
Vince Cable

Business Secretary Vince Cable has set out new plans to help protect intellectual property including new measures to directly combat online piracy.

A new range of IPO services aim to improve services to business, strengthen enforcement and educate consumers about IP protection and getting the most out of creative products and services.

Cable announced intentions to launch a superfast patent processing service at the Intellectual Property Office and a campaign to educate smaller businesses about getting the best value for their creativity and innovation.

The IPO will also deliver action to help young people understand the impact of illegal downloading as well as working with partners such as the City of London Police to tackle online piracy and wider IP crime.

The new measures will come into effect in 2013.

“Our creativity, our openness to and talent for innovation, is a key pillar of our return to robust growth,” said Cable speaking at The Big Innovation Centre in London. “So it is right we work to create the environment in which creative, innovative businesses of all shapes and sizes flourish.

“A vital part of getting this is making sure that the intellectual property landscape encourages and cements success and growth. The new vision for how we support businesses and consumers is central to achieving this.”

Via: Advanced Television

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