Due to the recent and forthcoming retirement of several Board members, the IPAN Board now has vacancies for (at least) two directors.
Dr Janice Denoncourt, IPAN Director, reflects on her visit to Washington DC in May for the Nobel Prize Summit 2023 Being invited to attend the opening day of the globally renowned Nobel Prize Summit in person is very special. Held on 25 May at the National Academy of...
The University of Exeter Law School has recently become a member of IPAN, which is now also the proud sponsor of the Law School’s new Intellectual Property Prize.
‘Bridges, Not Barricades’: IPAN members have complimentary access to the 6th Annual Intellectual Property Awareness Summit to be held virtually on 02 May 2023
The sixth annual Intellectual Property Awareness Summit® (IPAS 2023) will be held virtually on 02 May 2023 in Boston in conjunction with Northeastern University’s Center for Research Innovation (CRI). IPAS is a gathering of IP owners, creators, educators, lawyers,...
4IP Council is hosting a joint Webinar + Q&A with the EUIPO about the importance of Intellectual Property for SMEs and startups, and the initiatives that they can already benefit from such as the SME fund, IP scan and the free IP Consultation service (pro bono)...
John Ogier, Chairman of the Intellectual Property Awareness Network (IPAN), invites you to celebrate World IP day discussing this year’s WIPO theme: “Women and IP: accelerating innovation and creativity”, with a panel of expert speakers (see below) on Wednesday 26th April, from 4pm – 6.30pm at The Burton Room, Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ED.
There will be an opportunity for networking over drinks and a selection of light refreshments after the panel discussion.
Tickets are £75 (free to IPAN members). Please confirm your attendance as soon as possible to firstname.lastname@example.org/
Viscount Camrose was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for AI and Intellectual Property) in the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) on 7 March 2023.
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.
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.
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.
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.