Today marks the fourth annual British IP Day. A chance to recognise and celebrate the huge contribution that intellectual property (IP) makes to the UK, culturally and economically.
Patents protect the features and process that make things work. A patent can only be granted for something that is new and inventive. A patent has to be renewed every year but can last for up to 20 years.
Becoming a homeowner can be a stressful time. Thankfully IP is there to help! From coffee machines to duster gloves, we look at some of the inventions that make life a little easier.
Did you know, you have to renew your IP rights to keep them in force? Guest author Peter Rouse has some top tips for managing renewals.
We take a look at the history of hats, from the functional and practical, to the weird and wonderful and explore the IP underneath.
Innovation is everywhere, and no more so than in our kitchens. We take a look at the different gadgets and gizmos that help make life a little easier.
When we think of intellectual property, we associate it with businesses, big cities and high streets. We think of technology, start-ups, big brands.
I was watching an episode of Only Fools and Horses on Sunday evening. Del Boy always believes they have a business idea certain to make them a fortune.
Summer has well and truly arrived in the UK, with temperatures hitting 30 degrees in certain areas this week.
Without intellectual property (IP), our lives would be very different.
Trevor, who was without doubt one of the best known British inventors, sadly passed away on 5 March 2018 at his much loved home on Eel Pie Island, Twickenham.