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Actress, author, singer Carrie Hope Fletcher says @getitright
The UK creative industry’s @getitright campaign, which encourages and helps consumers to get their films, music, TV, games, books, newspapers, magazines and sport from legitimate online sites, has got a boost this month from actress, author and singer Carrie Hope Fletcher.
IP-intensive industries deliver 38% of jobs, 42% of economic activity in Europe
The second joint economic study carried out by the EU IP Office and the European Patent Office, released this week, has found that the contribution of intellectual property (IP) intensive sectors to Europe’s economies has increased in the past three years.
How does IP help Europe’s economy?
Intellectual property (IP) rights underpin large and increasing parts of the European economy across all business sectors— not simply the numerous IP-intensive sectors such as publishing, film, information technology and communications, but also sectors such as manufacturing and services that rely heavily on new technologies, good designs and strong trademarks.
Intellectual property benefits and losses in the pharma sector
The pharmaceutical sector, highly dependent on patents and other intellectual property to invest in new medicines and treatments that are needed world-wide, is a European success story involving 43,000 manufacturers, 1.1 million employees, and €284 billion in sales at the wholesale level.
How well do university students understand IP?
Although 68% of UK students say they expect to be involved in creative or innovative activity that involves intellectual property during their higher education, many students have no idea whether there is any IP in their particular project work (19%), nor how to protect it (14%) or who to talk to about it (46%).