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Jo Johnson appointed as new UK IP minister

12 January 2017

Jo Johnson MP, the current innovation minister, has been appointed by the UK government as the new minister for intellectual property. He replaces Baroness Neville-Rolfe who held the role at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy from July 2014 to December 2016.

Mr Johnson will remain as minister of state for universities, science, research and innovation, a position he was appointed to in July 2016.

He was elected as an MP in May 2010 and was re-elected at the general election in 2015, which returned a conservative government.

Politics is in the Johnson family as Jo’s brother is Boris Johnson, the UK’s foreign secretary. 

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