Intellectual property and legal services (IPLS)

Chris Luton: head of IPLS

Chris Luton

Chris manages the BGS's the overall strategy and policy concerning intellectual property and legal issues, ensuring the digital and copyright licensing activities and opportunities are developed, expanded and delivered in line with present UK and European law. This includes ensuring that data use and re-use are managed within an appropriate legal framework and meet Government guidelines, taking account of protection issues for the owners and providers of the data themselves. Chris also provides academic and research staff with timely and accurate legal/IPR support and advice.

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