IP Outreach in Practice > IP Use and Awareness


Organizer: UK Intellectual Property Office (UK-IPO)
Country/Territory: United Kingdom
Language: English
Focus: Copyright, Industrial Designs, Intellectual Property, Licensing / Technology Transfer, Patents, Trade Secrets, Trademarks
Outreach Tools: Brochures / Guides, Case Studies, Events, Newsletters, Training
Target Audience: General Public, SMEs


Blog and website to accompany the BBC 2's "Dragon's Den" TV program (2011, 2012), dealing with the Intellectual Property that is spotted in all of the pitches made in the den, and offering useful information about the show, the IPO and some links to handy tools or websites that may helping with IP

Guides: "My Idea: is it a business?", "My IP: Intellectual Property Explained", "Copyright: Basic Facts", "How Licensing Intellectual Property Can Help Your Business", "China: an Enforcement Roadmap" (to provide guidance on the Chinese IP protection and enforcement system), "Supply Chain Toolkit" (2010; gives businesses practical advice on how they can better protect themselves from the dangers of fake goods entering business supply chains)

"IP Healthcheck" free online tool (since 2009): helps businesses protect and exploit their intellectual property assets (patents, trademarks, designs and copyright), including specific tools about licensing IP and confidential information; answering a series of questions will generate a tailored confidential report for users including: a list of recommended action points, explanations of the recommendations made, guidance on how to put each recommendation into practice, and links to useful information, websites and other resources

"IP Healthcheck Series" booklets: "Licensing Intellectual Property" (2009), "Confidential disclosure agreements" (2009), "Agreeing a Price for Intellectual Property Rights" (2009)

"Intellectual Property Clinics": free professional advice for innovators who are at the early stages of developing an idea

Awareness campaign includes free IP seminars

"IP Insight" E-newsletter (monthly): bringing you the latest developments in IP news, views from the UK-IPO and IP professionals, IP stories in the media, and details of IP events and exhibitions

[Date Added/Updated: Nov 22, 2012]