An MEP asked the European Commission how it was promoting better cross-border cooperation between law enforcement authorities in the Member States, in addition to strengthening the role of Europol in combating ‘the alarming rise in..
In the House of Commons, the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry was asked about the Government’s policy on art 10 of the draft EU Enforcement Directive. She replied that the Government supported the..
Once more in the Commons, the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry was asked what plans she had to tackle music piracy. She accepted that commercial scale piracy was clearly having a serious impact..
This time the question was directed to the Solicitor-General. He was asked how many Crown prosecutions have been made for counterfeiting and copyright theft (a) since the introduction of the Copyright etc and Trade Marks..
Somewhat predictably, these questions were directed to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
He was asked what estimate HM Customs and Excise has made of the loss of Government revenue from counterfeiting and copyright theft in each..
The Department of Media, Culture and Sport has announced the setting up of a cross-industry task force charged with finding new ways to protect the intellectual property rights of the country’s creative industries. The task..
Boy George, and other former members of Culture Club, have started proceedings against Virgin Records for six years’ worth of royalties which they claim are owing. They claim that they have only had half their..
Medisys has said that its Hypoguard blood sugar testing business is facing a US patent dispute. Hypoguard is one of four companies being sued by Roche over technology used in diabetes blood sugar monitors. Medisys..
The Irish presidency has failed to secure agreement from the 15 Member States on language-related issues affecting the adoption of an EU patent. Frits Bolkesten, the Commission for the single market, said that he was..
Proposal for the Regulatory Reform (Patents) Order 2004: Second Report of Session 2003–04
: Report, together with formal minutes and written evidence
; House of Commons Regulatory Reform Committee (0215015436); £14.50
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