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  • The 'perfect' wedding dress May 17, 2018
    With the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just around the corner, wedding fever is at its highest pitch. The world waits in anticipation to see ‘the dress’ and which designer has been chosen for the royal bride. …
    Helen Barnham
  • IP enforcement 2020: Two years on May 10, 2018
    In May 2016, the government launched its enforcement strategy, 'Protecting creativity, supporting innovation: IP enforcement 2020'. The purpose of the strategy was: to reduce the level of intellectual property (IP) crime, strengthen the legal framework, build greater respect for IP, …
    Ros Lynch
  • Trevor Graham Baylis CBE (13 May 1937 – 5 March 2018) May 2, 2018
    Trevor, who was without doubt one of the best known British inventors, sadly passed away on 5 March 2018 at his much loved home on Eel Pie Island, Twickenham. His early life is well documented. After leaving the army in …
    Lawrence Smith-Higgins
  • World IP Day 2018: Women in innovation and creativity April 26, 2018
    Today, April 26, marks World IP Day. This is always an excellent opportunity to reflect on how IP matters and forms such an integral part of our innovation system and encourages creativity. As the Director of Innovation and Chief Economist …
    Pippa Hall
  • Fitness inspired April 19, 2018
    As much as I’ve enjoyed the Easter holidays, I’m glad to get back into a routine. The kids are back in school/nursery, all the Easter eggs have been demolished, and I can get back to my exercise…which I have really …
    Emma Richards
  • My invention is going to be worth millions! April 10, 2018
    This is one of the most common sayings the Business Outreach team hear when attending exhibitions and events throughout the UK. Usually this is from an aspiring inventor, standing in front of you wanting to tell you all about their …
    Gary Townley
  • The game of games – IP and the British digital games industry March 29, 2018
    On planet earth there are around 7.6 billion people, and a third of them play computer games. The value of this market is estimated at $116 billion dollars per annum. This figure will reach $143.5 billion by 2020. Today, 43% …
    Dan Anthony
  • IP and the intangible economy March 20, 2018
    Investment in intangible assets is becoming increasingly important in the modern economy. When we think of business investment, we often think of physical assets such as buildings and vehicles. However, spending on intangible assets that you can’t see or touch …
    Sam Turnock
  • Pressing for progress at the IPO March 12, 2018
    Last week, around the world, we celebrated International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. As a Civil Service newbie and a feminist, I was interested to see what the IPO has …
    Rebecca Trussell
  • Patents…they’re snow joke! March 6, 2018
    What an eventful few days it’s been – I’ve not seen so much snow for a long time! I don’t know about you but getting snowed in was like Christmas all over again. I spent the weekend watching films in …
    Paula Davy
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