18 July 2014Copyright

Lord Younger replaced as UK IP minister

Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe has replaced Viscount Younger of Leckie as the UK IP minister following a re-shuffle of the government's cabinet.

Neville-Rolfe, whose full title is parliamentary under secretary of state for IP, will work in the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS).

Following the switch, Neville-Rolfe will be the eighth UK IP minister in seven years.

She has worked previously as a director of corporate affairs at UK supermarket group Tesco and most recently as a non-executive director at television station ITV.

She became a life peer last year.

During his tenure Lord Younger helped steer through parliament an IP bill which included the introduction of criminal penalties for intentionally infringing registered designs.

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