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.