As Halloween approaches, now is the time that trick or treaters everywhere are planning their spooky costumes. Here are our tips on staying safe from poor quality counterfeits and 'creeping it real'.
Copyright protects many types of creative works, such as music, books, drawings, paintings, computer software and films. Copyright protection is automatic once something has been created and usually lasts for the lifetime of the author plus a further 70 years.
IPO Digital Communications Officer, Oliver Downey, recently attended The Photography Show at the NEC Birmingham alongside the team, where copyright was centre stage.
Love it or hate it, Love Island has become one of the UK’s most watched shows, with 5.9 million viewers in 2020. This year, “the most commercialised show on British television” allegedly netted more than £12 million in revenues. Find out how much of the show's spin-off success is based on brands commercialising their intellectual property.
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.
The Alliance for Intellectual Property (AIP) is a coalition of organisations representing creators and intellectual property (IP) rich businesses. AIP organises an annual British IP Day. Dan Guthrie, Director General of the AIP, tells us more about how the organisation …
We ask our customers to provide us with feedback so we can improve our services. But you may feel that once you’ve provided us with your feedback, you often don't find out what we did or how we used it …
We share our Top Ten IP Tips for helping SMEs identify and make the most of the intellectual property assets they own.
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has launched its 'One IPO' Transformation - a five-year programme to transform Intellectual Property (IP) services and enhance the value IPO adds to the UK economy. Debbie Cooke, Head of IPO’s Business Change Team, outlines how developing a world leading IP system can make the UK a more attractive place to invest and drive economic growth.
What does Sherlock Holmes have in common with the IPO's counterfeit goods report? Our blog explores the connection between crime fiction and real IP crime.
Interior Stylist Emma Morton-Turner feared copyright in photoshoots. That was before she interviewed The IPO's Margaret Haig, who explained how copyright applies to the industry and answered some of the top questions.