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'Managing IP' (MIP) is Seeding UPC Optimism Based on Nothing Concrete

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Summary: Behind a torrent of optimistic predictions that can be traced back to 'Managing IP' there is nothing of much substance, just the typical lobbying from UPC hopefuls (standing to profit from it)

THE EPO has been totally silent about the UPC since Article 50 news. We don't think it's a coincidence. Battistelli would be shouting from rooftops (like the balcony of his new penthouse) if there was something positive to say.



"So what we have here are 4 words attributed to UK-IPO without even a link."MIP has just published what seems like Team UPC- and Battistelli-motivated lie, tweeting about it on several occasions [1, 2] and writing no less than 3 'articles' about it (behind paywall, so the accuracy of headlines is difficult to ascertain unless you are from within the echo chamber). Kingsley Egbuonu, speaking behind paywall and sporting no links (to back the assertions), offers just the following statement: "A UK IPO statement has confirmed that preparations "remain fully on track" and given more detail on when the last few legislative steps should be expected. This comes a day after Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 to commence Brexit" (the headline is even worse, it says "UK on course to ratify UPC Agreement").

So what we have here are 4 words attributed to UK-IPO without even a link. As we noted here last month, the UK-IPO lost its head, who was Battistelli-hostile. We don't know if the new head is more UPC-friendly and Battistelli-friendly; that remains to be seen.

Well, the following day, composed by the same writer was this post stating: "UK remains "fully on track" A UK IPO spokesperson confirmed yesterday that the UK government’s preparations to ratify the UPC Agreement (UPCA)..."

"The same unsourced 4 words again, this time attributed to "spokesperson"."The same unsourced 4 words again, this time attributed to "spokesperson". Then came the third article.

So what we basically have here is MIP turning 4 words form an unnamed "spokesperson" into headlines such as "UK on course to ratify UPC Agreement". We remind readers of the special relationship between MIP and Battistelli, not just the UPC, as last noted by us 3 weeks ago after they had set up UPC lobbying opportunities.

"Need it be added that UPC ratification is not a decision for the UK-IPO to make?"Later on we'll show that UPC lobbyists rely a great deal on these questionable claims from MIP. The UPC "remain fully on track" towards what? To fall through? To be tolerated outside the UK? It doesn't say. That's just typical pro-UPC 'reporting', like calling 5% of politicians at 1:30 AM (yes, late at night) "Bundestag". Need it be added that UPC ratification is not a decision for the UK-IPO to make?

As we noted here some days ago, the UPC as we know it is practically dead now, but Team UPC will resort to anything to make it seem otherwise. It's a lobbying campaign and some of the so-called 'media' is part (or extension) of this lobbying.

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