IPAN can help with:
what is IP - basic facts about intellectual property rights - patents, trademarks, designs, copyright and the like - to help you understand more about its importance in commerce and industry, especially in the UK
IP resources - useful information from reliable sources including practical IP guides for start-up businesses.
Issue Briefs - short primers written by experts giving basic information about topical IP subjects
news from IPAN activities such as:
enforcement of IP rights - some sources of expert assistance
note: the information is intended for guidance to get you started - it is not a substitute for involving appropriate professional advisers
coming IPAN meetings:
Tuesday 9 Feb 2016 at 16.00 at CIPA, 95 Chancery Lane, London
'IP policies - perception and practice'
IPAN's education group members Mandy Haberman, Steve Smith and Ruth Soetendorp will present the initial findings from the NUS/IPAN online research with students and teaching staff across UK HEIs .
Tuesday 1 Mar 2016 at 16.00 at CIPA, 95 Chancery Lane, London - joint meeting with CIPA and ITMA
Work of the UK IP Attachés - update and discussion
This meeting provides another opportunity to meet the UK IP Attachés who are in London for their annual visit to report on their work. The meeting will be followed by a drinks reception. IPAN has hosted the Attachés' two previous visits, both of which were extremely well attended. Attenders had the opportunity both to engage in lively debate and to have specific questions answered.
Please contact Gary McFly (CIPA - Executive Assistant) firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible if you would like to attend either of these meetings - priority will be given to members
membership of IPAN:
Our members include a broad range of professional and business organisations with a shared commitment to raising awareness and understanding of IP and its value to society.
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