Leaving the EU: Creative Industries

Part of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – in the House of Commons on 11th April 2019.

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Photo of Janet Daby Janet Daby Labour, Lewisham East

UK creatives who want their trademarks protected in the EU rely on attorneys based in EEA countries. A trademark attorney in my constituency has contacted me with concerns about the lack of clarity in the framework that will allow him to continue representing his clients after Brexit. That threatens his business. Can the Minister reassure my constituent and the £268 billion creative industries that the EU intellectual property regime will continue to apply after Brexit and, if not, what is the plan?