U.K. Taps Panel To Evaluate IP Laws

Law360, New York (December 8, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.K. government has appointed a taskforce to investigate the current state of intellectual property rights as part of a Labour Party initiative to “modernize copyright and other forms of IP so that they are appropriate for the digital age.”

The taskforce was formed by Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown, who appointed former Financial Times editor Andrew Gowers to head the group.

The group will examine the complexity of the current intellectual property system and evaluate how well businesses are able to navigate it. It...
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