Wednesday, 17 September 2014

That Patent Box seminar has just popped up again

Readers may recall that, back in August, IP Finance announced an impending seminar, "Patent Box: Tips and Predictions", that was scheduled for 9 September, in the comfy setting of the Rembrandt Hotel, London. That programme focused on the institution of the Patent Box (on which see, for example, earlier IP Finance posts here, here, here, here and here), and specifically on its UK version. The organisers had this to say about it:
"The Patent Box regime has bedded in - is it working? Big companies are obtaining major savings on tax through the regime - are you? The EU has asked questions about the legal validity of the regime - where might this end? Ensure you're adopting the best practice Ensure you're future proofing your IP tax measures".
As luck would have it, this date turned out to slightly ahead of the publication of the keenly-awaited OECD report on harmful tax practices [on which see Rob Harrison's helpful earlier blog post here].  

Once it was realised that the original date was right under the cloud of the OECD report [which has fortunately given the UK Patent Box a reasonably clean bill of health], the organisers of the conference rescheduled it for 22 October, with the same cast of speakers and in the same comfy venue. You can check out the details from the Management Forum online brochure here.

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