New Head of IPO – Adam Williams
On 13th Dec 2022, the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) announced the appointment of Adam Williams as its new Chief Executive and the Comptroller-General. Read more about Adam's appointment on the IPO page here.
Geographical Indications – Food for thought?
The IPAN network meeting on 17th Nov 2022 (held at CIPA’s Holborn offices after IPAN’s 11th AGM), explored aspects of Geographical Indication (GI) protection for food, drink and non-agricultural products such as distinctive fabric goods. Some of the commercial opportunities and challenges of obtaining effective GI protection were brought out in the presentations by our guest speakers.
UK Minister for IP
George Freeman MP was appointed on 26 October 2022 as Minister for Science, Research and Innovation with responsibility for IP within the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
IPAN AGM 17th Nov 2022
At IPAN’s 11th AGM, held in person and by video-link in London on 17th Nov 2022, Dr Bola Olabisi, Chairwoman of GlobalWIIN, was elected as a new director and Ian Wishart and Ass. Prof. Dr Janice Denoncourt, were re-elected as directors.
Who Is Intellectual Property For? Inside The Movement To Democratize IP
In an August 2022 overview in Forbes, Stephen Key, a member of the Communications Committee of CIPU (Center for Intellectual Property Understanding) reviews from a US perspective the continuing need for effective IP education using practical stories of how IP is used to transform ideas into products and services that benefit others.
IPAN member Mandy Haberman keynote from Design Innovation in Plastics Award 2022
Access Mandy Haberman’s keynote presentation from the Design Innovation in Plastics Award 2022 here.
Guidebook to Intellectual Property, 7th Edition (Sir Robin Jacob, Matthew Fisher, Lynne Chave), Bloomsbury Publishing, July 2022
This new edition of the book provides an outline of the basic legal principles surrounding intellectual property, educating the reader as to the shape of the law.
IPAN features on CIPA’s “Two IPs In A Pod” July 2022 Podcast
IPAN recently featured on Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys “Two IPs In A Pod” podcast – available to listen to here now.
UK Intellectual Property Office New Appointments
The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has announced a number of new board level appointments…
Spotlight on IPAN’s Mandy Haberman at UCL’s Annual Sir Hugh Laddie Lecture 2022
IPAN Director Mandy Haberman’s experience of patent infringement was selected by Professor David Vaver, keynote speaker, to illustrate Mr Justice Laddie’s intellectual property cases. Sir Hugh Ian Lang Laddie (1946-2008) was a High Court judge and thought leader in the IP law field with a corpus of case law judgments delivered over three decades.
IPAN event debrief: The Power of Intellectual Property, Creatives, Business and Practice.
The IPAN/University of the Arts London first joint event, with the UK Intellectual Property Office, on 14 June 2022 brought together an interesting mix of people, with a common interest in how creative entrepreneurs engage with intellectual property.
Intriguing IP Dimension: Sustainability, Coloured Gemstones and Cultural Heritage
IPAN Director Janice Denoncourt’s article titled ‘Supporting Sustainable Development Goal 5 Gender Equality and Entrepreneurship in the Tanzanite Mine-to-Market’ was published in 1 April 2022 in MDPI’s Sustainability Journal.