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Trade marks are signs that distinguish the goods or services of one business from those offered by their competitors. Trade marks have to be renewed every 10 years but can last forever.

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.

British IP Day: spotlight on innovation and IP

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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 …

Prize catch - Hookpod invention keeps seabirds safe

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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.

All about you - the One IPO Transformation programme

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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.