HC Deb 20 May 1981 vol 5 c85W
Mr. Clinton Davis

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will make a further statement on the current state of the negotiations relating to the siting of the European trade marks registry.

Mr. Eyre

There are still no negotiations in prospect on the siting of the European Community trade mark office as the European Commission has yet to make a specific proposal on this subject to the Council. The Government are, however, aware of the need, in advance of such proposal, to amplify the United Kingdom bid to bring the office to London, which was confirmed in Brussels in June of last year. At present, therefore, the provision of a suitable choice of sites in London is being considered by my Department.