Policy paper

Protecting creativity, supporting innovation: IP enforcement 2020

This plan sets out the government’s strategy for tackling intellectual property infringement for the next four years.

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This strategy sets out how the government 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. To deliver all this we will continue to work with our domestic and international partners from industry, law enforcement and government, to address the multiple and growing challenges posed by IP infringement and counterfeiting.

This strategy explains how we will retain this status and ensure that UK rights holders are able to protect rights effectively both at home and abroad.

Our 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 we will continue to work with domestic and international partners from industry, law enforcement and government, to address the multiple and growing challenges posed by IP infringement and counterfeiting.

Published 10 May 2016