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.
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).
At IPAN's 11th Annual General Meeting, held in person and by video-link on 17th November at CIPA's offices in Holborn, London. Dr Bola Olabisi, Chairwoman of GlobalWIIN, was elected as a director and Ian Wishart, and Associate Prof. Dr Janice Denoncourt, were...
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.
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 recently featured on Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys “Two IPs In A Pod” podcast – available to listen to here now.
The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has announced a number of new board level appointments…
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.
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.
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.
The Intellectual Property Awareness Network (IPAN) was first set up in 1993 so next year it will be celebrating its 30th anniversary. Dr Janet Burgess, IPAN’s Membership Officer, has taken on the task of compiling a record of its history and achievements through the decades as it developed from a relatively informal group committed to raising awareness of intellectual property and its importance, to the formally constituted network which it is today.
A full recording of IPAN’s recent hybrid event hosted in collaboration with UCL Institute of Brand & Innovation Law (IBIL) and IP Pro Bono – Can the IP System Serve Small Businesses Better? – exploring ways in which the IP system might serve small businesses better, is now available.
Mandy Haberman, IPAN Director and Founder of Haberman Global Innovations Ltd, recently joined Vicki Weinberg, host of the “Bring Your Product Idea to Life” podcast, to share her story and her insights on how you can protect your product ideas.
IP Federation, a long-standing member of IPAN, has published its annual newsletter, this year titled “IP Federation Review 2021”. IP Federation was founded in 1920 and this publication provides a comprehensive overview of its 101st year.
IPAN is delighted to support the Global Women Inventors & Innovator’s Network Awards. Held on 2 December, the virtual Ceremony was hosted by Dr Bola Olabisi FRSA, GlobalWIIN founder and CEO and IPAN friend.
IPAN’s recent ground-breaking virtual network event, “Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ISO Standards to support IP Management, Governance, and Investment”, took place on 24 November 2021. The panel of speakers, who share a wealth of experience between them across several disciplines, examined how AI, Data Analytics, and new IP-related ISO standards could support IP management, corporate governance, and investment in the UK and global IP ecosystem.
Chairman’s report from IPAN’s 2021 Annual General Meeting.
IPAN Director Associate Professor Janice Denoncourt’s Chapter ‘IP, intangibles and banking capital adequacy ratios’ is part of an important new publication in the field of sustainability – “Intellectual Property and Sustainable Markets”, Edward Elgar Publishing, July 2021. The publication will be of value to students and scholars of IP and environmental law, as well as policymakers, practitioners and NGOs concerned with corporate social and environmental responsibility.
IPAN was delighted to support Global Women Inventors & innovators Network (GlobalWIIN) in 2020. We offer our congratulations to Patience Nwodu, for her invention of the Chibu Reusable Carriers for food products. Patience was the winner of the GWIIN Annual Awards...
In April 2021, the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU) published a report on IP education in the United States, titled "IP Education at Business Schools: An Evolving Landscape". The 18 page report is accessible here. Key findings include that none of...
A full recording of IPAN's live online World IP Day event - IP Strategy for FinTech start-ups and SMEs - exploring trends in FinTech IP protection and strategy, is now available. The event was streamed live on 26 April 2021, with the support of the Intellectual...
IPAN’s response to the UK Intellectual Property Office Open Consultation Artificial Intelligence was led by Associate Professor Dr Janice Denoncourt. The Government response was published on 23 March 2021, and can be accessed here. The IPAN board considered the role the patent system plays…
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Michelle Okyere and co-author IPAN Director Dr Janice Denoncourt recently published their article ‘Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Ghana’s Kente Textiles: the Case for Geographical Indications’ (12 February 2021) online in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice…
IP Federation, a longstanding member of IPAN, has published its annual newsletter, this year titled “IP Federation Review 2020”. IP Federation was founded in 1920 and this publication provides a comprehensive overview of its 100th year.
As IPAN Members will be aware, IPAN’s Annual General Meeting took place online on 10 December 2020. The Chairman’s report for 2020, addressing the unexpected year and resulting move to an increased online presence, recent partnerships and events scheduled in 2021, can be accessed here.
London entrepreneur Patience Nwodu takes special IP prize at Global Women Inventors and Innovators Network awards
London-based entrepreneur Patience Nwodu has won the Special Award for Intellectual Property in this year’s Global Women Inventors and Innovators Network awards. IPAN sponsored the IP category with a cash prize towards the GWIIN 2020 Awards.
IPAN Director Associate Professor Dr Janice Denoncourt recently had the opportunity to participate in Corporate LiveWire’s Intellectual Property 2020 Round Table, held virtually this year.
Seven international IP experts discussed the significance of recent trends in the IP landscape…
Given the current COVID-19 restrictions, IPAN is delivering its current and planned 2021 events as webinars and Zoom based meetings. The next event is on Tues November 24th @3.00 – 4.30pm GMT: “5G mobile networks and IP rights: winner takes all?” IPAN’s major online expert discussion and Q&A in partnership with the IET. Free but early registration is essential!
In preparation for the autumn transition to online teaching of most IP courses, the UK Intellectual Property Awareness Network (IPAN) and the US Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU), held a first, well attended (70 registrants),international Zoom workshop on July 8th to share good practice and practical tips amongst IP educators.
4iP Council has now launched the latest of its “4 Reasons 4 IP” basic guides focusing on Trademarks following its earlier guides on Patents and Copyright. The Guides have been produced in collaboration with expert groups including IPAN. They provide practical, interactive web advice that aims to help SMEs and innovative businesses understand the economic and strategic value of their intellectual property.
In early March, IPAN director and convenor of the IPAN Education Group, Professor Ruth Soetendorp, was a speaker at the 3rd IP Awareness Summit held at UC Berkeley, CA. The Summit was organised by Bruce Berman, founder of the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU) an independent, non-profit organization that helps raise awareness of IP rights and how they impact people’s lives.
Network Meeting following the IPAN AGM on Thursday 21st November 2019 in the CIPA Hall. IP and related intangibles are now internationally recognised as the most valuable assets in global value chains but is their value properly understood and secured by business particularly at board level?
IPAN member, Cass Business School, collects and makes available the stories of the entrepreneurs of our times in its Museum of Entrepreneurship. Remarkable stories of how they started, what inspired and motivated them, how they grew and eventually exited; stories of...
Dr Hayleigh Bosher, a former IPAN Director, has contributed to a creative educational resource to enable teachers to bring copyright into the classroom, launched yesterday by the UK Intellectual Property Office on their Cracking Ideas website. The Game is On is a...
The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU) is an independent, non-profit organization the helps to raise awareness of intellectual property rights and how they impact people’s lives. The latest CIPU Report – “IP Awareness and Attitudes: A Summary of...
IPAN’s annual flagship World IP Day celebration this year on 24th April at the House of Commons
by Professor Ruth Soetendorp
This IPAN network meeting took place on 7th March 2019