Latest IP News Stories

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  • Sun, sea, fake free August 9, 2018
    Changing perceptions and attitudes to buying fake goods is difficult. Highlighting the risk and harm associated with fake products to consumers is a good place to start. The criminal networks producing counterfeit goods don’t care for the consequences behind their …
    Helen Barnham
  • Applying to work at the IPO August 2, 2018
    The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is an awesome place to work - no wonder you’re thinking of applying here. Applying for any job can be a daunting and intimidating experience but applying for a role in a government department can …
    Lloyd Bayliss
  • Driving for change: counterfeit car parts July 30, 2018
    Vehicle crime has come a long way since the first highwaymen hijacked coaches on the turnpike roads surrounding 17th century London. At the time, the new form of robbery appeared rather glamorous, as William Powell Frith’s painting of Claude Duval, …
    Dan Anthony
  • New Designers: the future is there for the taking July 25, 2018
    Graduating from University can be a daunting prospect. Suddenly you need to think about how you are going to survive in the real world. Questions I remember asking myself were: How much does rent cost when you’re not living with …
    Rebecca Trussell
  • Planes, trains and IP enforcement: my visit to China July 19, 2018
    I recently returned from my annual copyright and intellectual property (IP) enforcement trip to China. On this occasion, I was fortunate to visit Wuhan, a city famous for its hot summers and even hotter food. Positioned in the centre of …
    Ros Lynch
  • Inspirational Tenby July 11, 2018
    For those seeking inspiration from intellectual property this summer – try Tenby. What makes the iconic British beach holiday memorable? It’s not the weather – that can be quite changeable. It’s not the experimental cuisine – fish and chips is …
    Dan Anthony
  • LGBTQ+ people in Science July 5, 2018
    Today marks the first International Day of LGBTQ+ People in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), a day which means a great deal to me. This specific date was chosen as it can be written as “507” which, in nanometres, …
    Anna Rice
  • British IP Day 2018 July 4, 2018
    The latest Online Copyright Infringement (OCI) tracker was released today to mark British IP Day. For those of us who work to raise respect and awareness of intellectual property (IP) and copyright education, there was good news in the uptake …
    Catherine Davies
  • A month of Pride June 29, 2018
    We celebrate LGBT Pride Month every June to honour and commemorate the Stonewall riots, which took place on 28 June 1969 in Greenwich Village, New York. These riots are often and widely referred to as the most important event in …
    Jonathan Chapman
  • Summer lovin' June 26, 2018
    Summer has well and truly arrived in the UK, with temperatures hitting 30 degrees in certain areas this week. While many people flock to the beach, others prefer to stay closer to home; fill the paddling pool, dust off the …
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