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Imogen Percival

Imogen Percival

Imogen is a Digital Communications Officer at the Intellectual Property Office in the UK.

IP-protected, gender-inclusive underwear? That’s Wilde!

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Wilde Mode Rainbow Briefs

Dundee-based designer, Deborah, creates bespoke pants for everyone from your youngest cousin to your grandad, selling clothes from sizes XXS to 6XL. Her business, Wilde Mode, creates underwear and accessories for everyone, ensuring her products are sustainable, sensory-friendly, vegan and cruelty-free as well as gender and size inclusive. She protects her designs from copycat products using intellectual property rights. 

We spoke to Deborah about how she’s championing inclusivity and why it’s so important to her as a business owner.

Prize catch - Hookpod invention keeps seabirds safe

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Business, Environment, Europe, Innovation, Patents, Trade marks

It’s not every day that a business finds a big gap in the market and creates a solution to a major environmental issue, but that’s exactly what Devon-based brothers Ben and Pete Kibel did.

Ben and Pete were nominated for a European Patent Office (EPO) Inventor Award in the SME category for their invention, Hookpod. Read more about how Hookpod protects thousands of seabirds a year.