Gowers Review

Official Announcement


"At the Enterprise Conference on 2 December 2005, the Chancellor announced that, as part of the Pre-Budget Report 2005 package, he was asking Andrew Gowers to lead an Independent Review to examine the UK’s intellectual property framework, reporting to the Chancellor, the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in Autumn 2006."


ORG have submitted evidence to the Gowers Review. You can still comment on the Review via our public blog here.

Old comments re: response

IMO the most important thing to know about this review is that from the language in the document it isn't some sort of lobbying-fuelled-landgrab. Treat it as if it is and produce a hostile and defensive submission and you'll have passed up the biggest opportunity in this field in ages, perhaps ever - Tom Steinberg

We've just posted our call for evidence (see link above). This should provide a little more definition to the scope of the review and gives a set of questions that may be helpful as a platform for submissions. The consultation will run for 8 weeks, closing Apr 21st. All responses gratefully received. - The Gowers Review

Presenting Organisations

  • Professional Contractors Group - currently canvassing members for input. There is membership overlap between the PCG and ORG.

Related pages

ORG's Gowers Review Seminar notes