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HomeBuy Scheme

Volume 493: debated on Monday 8 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether her Department owns the (a) trademark, (b) copyright and (c) patent for the HomeBuy brand. (278347)

The Department commissioned the design of the current HomeBuy brand logo mark through the Central Office of Information, who assigned the advertising agency Chick Smith Trott under standard COI terms and conditions. Under these terms the intellectual property and copyright in the design transfers to the Crown.