On the 18th January, IPReg made its response to the LSB's consultation on the Proposed Internal Governance Rules. These rules set out the framework for the extent to which regulatory and representative activities must be separated.

Whilst IPReg's response welcomes the LSB’s intention to provide more certainty about this issue, it also raises concerns about the drafting of some of the proposed Rules,  seeks further clarity about the LSB’s view on what are (or are not) regulatory arrangements and raises concerns about the lack of detail around the assurance role that Approved Regulators like CIPA and CITMA will have.