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Question HL11704: tabled on 30 December 2020 and due for answer by 14 January 2021

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to change the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement to clarify the definition of a 'lawyer' to include patent attorneys and trade mark attorneys to ensure that an attorney whose title is acquired in the UK is not disadvantaged in relation to an attorney whose title is acquired in the EU.
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Lord Smith of Finsbury has declared the following interests relevant to this item of business.

Chair, Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg)