The Role of Intellectual Property In Europe's Knowledge Economy
IP in the Fast Lane
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What is a trade mark? Why do I need one?
OHIM Launches DesignEuropa Awards Contest
@getitright Campaign Expands


About Ideas Matter

Ideas Matter is a consortium of cross-sector enterprises, small and medium-sized businesses and trade associations that aims to expand awareness and promote the benefits of intellectual property (IP). We firmly believe that ideas are important to the economy, important to society, important to companies both large and small.

The Future of Brands: Innovation and Personalisation
Date: 20/01/2017
Brands owners—those who rely on their trade marks to help identify and distinguish their products, services and companies—are facing numerous market changes and challenges. Alan Giles of the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, explored these developments in the recent British Brands Group’s annual Brands Lecture, summarising the future of retailing as “Never mind the quality, feel the personalisation”.
Top 100 Global Innovators Named
Date: 10/01/2017
This year’s Top 100 Global Innovators Report, just released, lists leading companies and institutes from all over the world that are using intellectual property (IP) to help them innovate and to get new research and development to market. Speakers at the report launch from Saint-Gobain, Philips, Marvell Technology Group and ExxonMobil highlighted trends to diversify and collaborate in their innovation and to improve the quality of IP.
Innovation in Healthcare
Date: 03/01/2017
Brian Hinman, Philips’ Chief Intellectual Property Officer, blogs here about innovation trends in healthcare, and how the use of intellectual property (IP) in the healthcare sector is evolving to encompass collaborative arrangements among multiple innovators, and the use of IP rights well beyond patents.
Software Innovation: A Major Contributor to EU’s Economy and Jobs
Date: 15/12/2016
Software, which has become a virtually ubiquitous part of everyday life, is a major contributor to innovation, jobs and the economy in the EU. The software industry generates €12.7bn (7.3%) of the R&D expenditure, €910bn (7.4%) of the GDP and 11.6mn (5.3%) of the jobs in the EU, directly and indirectly.
IP: Not just for Christmas!
Date: 06/12/2016
With the holiday season now well under way and festive shopping ramping up both on the high-street and online, a new campaign has been launched to encourage consumers to avoid fakes when making their purchasing decisions.
The future of intellectual property (IP): Working smarter, not harder
Date: 01/12/2016
Innovation continues to speed up and diversify. The possibilities for encouraging and protecting innovation through various kinds of intellectual property (IP) are changing and expanding. So how are companies dealing with the increasingly urgent questions and decisions about how to use IP to stay competitive?