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Empowering brands large and small through the power of digital
Date: 04/09/2018
"The digital age is providing new, exciting opportunities for brands, consumers and society, by giving us the means to open up access for business, large and small," said Simon Johnson, Director of Media at Amazon UK at the Brand Evening hosted by the British Brands Group in June.
Intellectual property in India: The new business currency
Date: 09/07/2018
“For the first time in history, wealth can be created without having massive amounts of capital. For the first time in history, wealth can be created by the power of one’s mind: thoughts and ideas. It can be developed, monetised and distributed instantly across the globe. Intellectual Property has now become the new currency of business.”

This quote comes from Robert Smith, founder of private equity Firm Vista Equity Partners, and in it Smith has perfectly summed up business in the digital age.

Where capital, property and land were often key ingredients to generating wealth, Smith’s argument is that wealth will be created through the power of ideas and innovation in the future. This recognition presents an opportunity for people who might never have considered an entrepreneurial career, to consider the value of their ideas and reap the rewards of innovation. It is worth noting that the wider point Smith makes is not just relevant to individuals or companies, but entire countries.
New index ranks countries’ ability to combat IP crime and other illicit trade
Date: 02/07/2018
A new Global Illicit Trade Index evaluates 84 countries on their capability to guard against intellectual property theft and other forms of illicit trade, and has found that Europe leads the world’s regional rankings in the transparency and trade, Customs, supply and demand, and government policy environments needed to combat illicit trade.
What’s new in tech innovation? Virtual reality applications.
Date: 21/06/2018
Computer and phone apps using virtual reality, augmented reality and holograms are among the innovations offered by Belgium-based start-up Altheria Solutions, which says that intellectual property protections are very important to its business.
Global Britain: Great for IP, Great for Business IPAN World IP Day Celebration
Date: 14/06/2018
“Intellectual property is not only important now but especially for our future as the UK leaves the European Union,” said John Ogier, Chairman of the Intellectual Property Awareness Network (IPAN) at IPAN’s recent celebration of World IP Day held in the House of Commons.
World IP Day: Celebrating Women Innovators
Date: 24/04/2018
The ingenuity and creativity of women innovators is being celebrated in more than 70 countries this Thursday 26th April as part of World Intellectual Property Day 2018. The celebration comes at a time when the total number of female inventors filing international patent applications has tripled year-on-year, according to the most recent figures from the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
Helping Designers Understand and Protect their Intellectual Property
Date: 19/04/2018
With 80% of the UK’s £209bn design sector consisting of small companies with less than 10 employees, the industry is working in innovative ways to improve these companies’ understanding of how intellectual property protects their designs, and helping to make it easier and more cost effective for them to take action when their designs are ‘ripped off’—as they often seem to be.
Intellectual Property Education: More Work to be Done
Date: 16/03/2018
Educating students on the uses and workings of intellectual property has grown in recent years, but ‘there is still more work to be done towards introducing IP into course curriculum,’ according to a Center for IP Understanding (CIPU) survey released this week.
Building the Brand Emotion
Date: 26/02/2018
Corporate and product brands can be among the most valuable assets of a company, as brands work in many ways to build recognition, loyalty and value. They not only have rational effects in providing useful information to consumers, but also can build powerful emotional connections in a whole variety of ways.
Patents: Supporting British innovation for 400 years
Date: 09/02/2018
The UK is marking its 400th year of protecting innovation by patents, which began in 1617 when the first British patent was granted to Messrs.