This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate due to take place on 23 July 2018 in the House of Lords on the motion moved by Lord Callanan, Minister of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union, “that this House takes note of the preparations and negotiations connected with the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union”.

This Briefing has been prepared in advance of World Intellectual Property Day on 26 April 2018. The aim of World Intellectual Property Day, which is run by the World Intellectual Property Organisation, is to increase the general understanding of intellectual property. The theme of the 2018 World Intellectual Property Day is “powering change: women in innovation and creativity”.