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World Intellectual Property Day
Today, 26th April 2017 is World Intellectual Property day, which this year celebrates …
Impact of Brexit on UK copyright law
The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Act 2017 has received Royal Assent. …
IPO Call for Views: modernising the European copyright framework
Following extensive internal consultation and discussion, the BCC submitted its


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