Making Intellectual Property Understanding a Priority - IPAS 2020
Innovation in the UK Motor Industry - World IP Day
Intellectual Property Literacy Matters: IP Awareness Summit 18
Illicit Trade Index - European Launch
Brussels Tech Summit - Altheria - June 18
World IP Day 2018


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.

Intellectual property is helping in the development of affordable coronavirus vaccines
Date: 03/06/2020
Intellectual property (IP) is a key building block for any successful and sustainable innovative industry, especially in high risk research. The biopharmaceutical industry’s ability to respond to COVID-19 and other epidemics with such speed and strength is a tribute to IP and to the sustainable innovation that it generates.

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How can we make intellectual property better understood?
Date: 27/04/2020
A new video from Ideas Matter and the Center for IP Understanding explores the gaps in people's understanding of intellectual property (IP), why a better understanding of IP is needed, and what can be done to improve IP awareness.
COVID-19: Finding a vaccine in record time
Date: 05/03/2020
Pharma companies, university researchers, and other public and private stakeholders are collaborating closely to develop a new #vaccine for #COVID-19. Intellectual property speeds up this process and facilitates licensing.
Intellectual property and other legal issues related to developing a smartphone app
Date: 26/02/2020
With more than 5 billion smartphone owners in the world, the mobile app market is huge. For many businesses, tapping into this market represents a key opportunity. However, there is more to it than having a good idea and hiring a mobile app developer to make it happen.
Europe addresses intellectual property problems in China and 12 other countries
Date: 15/01/2020
The European Commission’s latest report on The Protection and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Third Countries released this month highlights IPR-related problems in 13 different countries that cause “irreparable harm” to European companies. China was again named as the “Priority 1” country “because of the scale and persistence of problems in the area of IPR protection and enforcement.”
Intellectual property strongly supports economies, jobs and wages in Europe
Date: 24/10/2019
Companies’ use and reliance on intellectual property (IP) protection for their innovations and creative works strongly supports the economies, jobs, and employee wages in European countries, according to a recent detailed study by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).