Did you know it’s IP Awareness Day today?
Whilst perhaps not quite so well known as Valentine’s Day or Easter, the event was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to “raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life”. The theme for this year is “Innovate for a green future”.
Intellectual property (or “IP”) isn’t just patents, but includes a whole range of creations of the mind such as trade marks, copyright, designs, trade names, databases and more. Most businesses create or use something that might be considered intellectual property even if they don’t realise. The interesting and important parts for businesses are how to monetise and protect their intellectual property.
If your business hasn’t carried out an audit of its intellectual property for a while (or ever) now is as good a time as any.
If you need help carrying out your intellectual property audit, or have questions or concerns regarding your existing intellectual property, our commercial team can help. Ben Ironmonger has over a decade’s experience advising clients from a wide range of industries on a number of intellectual matters, including creation and registration, portfolio management, and enforcement of IP rights.