The Intellectual Property Awareness Network

an independent non-profit organisation working to improve understanding of patents, trade marks, designs, copyright and other intellectual property (IP) rights and their value to society, focusing its activities on the Education, Finance and Economics, and Parliamentary sectors

News and Events

IPAN at Clerkenwell Design Week: Combat the Copycats!

An introduction to intellectual property rights organised by IPAN and City University on 23 May 2017, from 2 to 4.30pm with Ruth Soetendorp and Mandy Haberman.

Enterprise Educators UK hear about IPAN HEI IP Policies research

Prof Ruth Soetendorp shares IPAN’s recent research with the National Union of Students on perception and practice of IP policies in HEIs at an Enterprise Educators UK (EEUK) event on 2nd Feb 2017 at Lancaster University.


The Group draws on the wide experience in the broad IPAN membership of how IP education (or the lack of it) affects graduate career prospects.

Finance, Business + Economics

Establishing IP value and exploiting the economic potential of IP assets remain much of a mystery to businesses, financiers and investors.  This Group is working to help get IP understood as a key asset class for business growth and economic development.

UK_Parliament by Hernán Piñera


This Group aims to ensure that IPAN is known to parliamentarians and businesses alike as an independent, unbiased, authoritative IP resource.

Photo by Hernán Piñera (some rights reserved)