Following Brexit, the creative industries are calling for clarity regarding the future of intellectual property (IP).
The creative industry sector employs approximately two million people across the UK, working in film, music, architecture, video games and more – and a survey carried out by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) revealed that the majority of those working in the creative industries sector consider the future of IP one of the most important issues they face post-Brexit.
Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI director-general, said: “Leaving the EU will be a highly complex process, and all sectors of the economy are making their priorities clear in order to get it right.”
A spokesman for the UK Intellectual Property Office added: “The UK is widely seen as a world leader in enforcement of IP.
“For the time being the UK’s enforcement framework remains unchanged.”
In addition, they insisted that: “by working in partnership with law enforcement and industry, the Government can [continue to] deliver an IP environment where legitimate businesses thrive and consumers are protected”.