the Intellectual Property Awareness Network: realising the value of IP

IPAN is a network of professional and business organisations with a shared interest in improving general awareness and understanding of patents, trade marks, designs, copyright and other intellectual property rights.

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IPAN meeting -10 Sep 14: Stemming online piracy - "follow the money"

  • Mike Weatherley MP, IP Adviser to the Prime Minister and Conservative MP for Hove and Portslade, spoke to a meeting of IPAN members in London about his parliamentary initiatives to stop online IP piracy and his role as special IP adviser at a meeting of IPAN members.

  • In his talk, Mike highlighted his background in IP, his two parliamentary competitions which were established to raise awareness of IP, Rock the House and Film the House. Mike also detailed what he has achieved as the IP Adviser to the PM, a role which he has held since September 2013. Mike has worked closely with both the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and the new national Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit PIPCU.

  • You can read more about Mike's talk here
  • The meeting followed the IPAN Annual General Meeting at which Professor Ruth Soetendorp took over the Chair role from Peter Prowse and John Ogier became the vice-Chair of IPAN.  Two new directors of IPAN were also appointed: Richard Gallafent (representing Ideas 21) and Nigel Worth (representing the Institute of International Licensing Practitioners).

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    • Membership is open to organisations interested in improving knowledge and understanding of IP and of its value to society.
    • for more information, see about IPAN or please contact us by email

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