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UK Intellectual Property Office Corporate Plan: Helping support businesses compete in a global economy

UK Intellectual Property Office Corporate Plan: Helping support businesses compete in a global economy

UK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE News Release issued by The Government News Network on 27 June 2008

UK Intellectual Property Office Corporate Plan: Helping Support Businesses Compete in a Global Economy

An ambitious and demanding programme of work for the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK-IPO) and its delivery partners is detailed in the Corporate Plan published on 26 June.

This year's Plan focuses on the major strategic challenges, and on the steps the UK-IPO will take to ensure it is properly equipped to meet those challenges.

Minister for Intellectual Property, Baroness Delyth Morgan said:

"As set out in the 'Innovation Nation' White Paper earlier this year, the Government's goal is to make the UK the best place in the world to run a creative, innovative business. Exploiting new knowledge and ideas to develop more effective products, services, processes and organisations is a vital step in achieving this goal. This plan sets a very clear and dynamic programme of activity for the next three years".

Ian Fletcher, Chief Executive of the UK Intellectual Property Office added:

"We are an information business, and information technology presents us with a great opportunity to improve the way we work and provide services in the years ahead". This Corporate plan gives us the direction necessary to achieve this".

The plan is in a different form to previous years, reflecting the development of the Government's thinking on IP over the past two years as well as a different approach to planning our activities.

Notes to editors:

* Copies of the Corporate Plan are available from the UK-IPO website http://www.ipo.gov.uk

* A copy of the Innovation Nation White Paper can be viewed at http://www.dius.gov.uk/publications/








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