SCL's response to the Call for Evidence made by the Gowers Review of Intellectual Property has been submitted this week. A small sub-committee of SCL members has compiled SCL's response. The committee (Gillian Cordall of Lewis Silkin, Nick Cunningham of Wragge & Co and Laurie Kaye of Laurence Kaye Solicitors) have had to work under great pressure to produce a response and the SCL Trustees wish to thank them for their efforts. The Gowers Review arises to a large extent from the increasing pace of technological change and seeks “to provide a sound foundation for the Government's long-term strategic vision for IP” and to ensure “that IP systems remain appropriate in the face of global economic and technological change and the increased importance of the knowledge economy worldwide”.
You can read the full SCL response by clicking here. The Call for Evidence is available here. The SCL response to APIG's review (which is referred to in the SCL response) is available here.