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.
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.
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.
I love reading. It allows our imaginations to run wild and provides a sense of escapism from everyday life, which is so important in these uncertain times. It also helps us switch off from our mobile phones, TVs and dare …
Sunday 26 April is World IP Day, when the IPO celebrates intellectual property, or IP.