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All businesses will own IP. Most businesses will also use IP that doesn't belong to them. These blogs share experience of businesses in using IP and our work to help businesses understand IP better.

Meet the Board: Director of Business and International Policy, Ben Llewellyn-Jones

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Ben Llewellyn-Jones has recently joined the team as Director of Business and International Policy.

Ben Llewellyn-Jones has recently joined the team as Director of Business and International Policy at the Intellectual Property Office (IPO). Hear what he has to say about his new role in the latest of our ‘Meet the IPO Board’ series. 

British IP Day: 25 years of the Alliance for IP

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British IP Day

The Alliance for IP is a UK-based coalition of organisations representing IP-rich businesses and creators. On British IP Day, and Alliance for IP’s 25th anniversary, IPO CEO Adam Williams looks at the value the organisation and its members contribute as a cornerstone of the UK’s IP environment.

Hornit’s story: the SME who used IP to combat the counterfeiters

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Wheeling their way into the future, are Hornit - an innovative and creative British business that produces a wide range of cycling products. We spoke to their CEO Tom de Pelet about how Hornit has grown and how intellectual property …

Tackling IP crime with Trading Standards

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Collaboration and partnerships are key to the IPO’s efforts to combat IP crime and form the core of the IPO’s new counter-infringement strategy. The IPO’s work with our partners is crucial for the strategy’s success. Our partnership with Trading Standards is a central element of this jigsaw. Marcus Evans, IPO’s Deputy Director of Intelligence and Local Enterprise Partnerships explains…

Levelling Up: how we’re helping UK businesses to build through IP 

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Intellectual property (IP) is crucial to the UK’s future prosperity, so supporting innovation and economic growth is at the heart of the work we do at the IPO. IPO CEO Tim Moss takes a look at how IP plays a major role in the UK’s Levelling Up agenda.