British IP Day

The Alliance for Intellectual Property introduced the first British IP Day on 5 July 2016, and has attracted the attention of many in the intellectual property community.  Intellectual Property is hugely important to the UK economy whether in the creative industries, branded goods or the manufacturing and design sectors. IP rich industries are driving the economy and are the bedrock of modern, knowledge driven economies such as the UK, and British IP Day has proven to be a fantastic way to celebrate this success.

So what is British IP Day?

In British IP Day 2016, we facilitated multiple meetings between creators and their local Members of Parliament, providing them with a platform to discuss how much their intellectual property is integral to their success, and how strong protections are vitally important to them continuing to grow in their businesses.  We are pleased that many of these relationships have continued between local MPs and creators in their constituencies long past British IP Day.

We also introduced the first ever IP Champion Award, which aims to recognise the excellent work undertaken by individuals, business and organisations who work to promote and protect IP.  Judging for the IP Champion Award is based on the impact the work has made and reflects innovation or uniqueness in its particular field.  The Alliance membership nominates individuals or organisations for the IP Champion Award, and external individuals judge the nominees based on their individual merits.

When is British IP Day 2017?

Given the overwhelming success of British IP Day 2016, we are making it an annual celebration!

On 5th July 2017, the Alliance for Intellectual Property is hosting a drop-in event in the House of Commons for creators and creative businesses to meet with their Member of Parliament. This will enable discussions around just how important intellectual property is to their ongoing success, providing jobs in the local community and contributing to the UK economy.

The IP Champion Award is also back for a second year! We have appointed a judging panel to sift through nominations comprising a Civil Servant, MPs, a Peer and our very own Chairman of the Alliance, Bill Bush. The IP Champion Award - sponsored by the British Brands Group - will be presented by a VIP at the Alliance Summer Reception on Tuesday 11th July.

Our annual Summer Reception at the Houses of Parliament will once again bring together Parliamentarians, Civil Servants, Alliance members, stakeholders and creators to celebrate the phenomenal contribution that IP rich industries make to the economy.

How can you be involved in British IP Day 2017?

This year, we are giving organisations the opportunity to sponsor the various elements of British IP Day; either covering expenditure for literature and displays for MP meetings, or sponsoring the IP Champion Award.  Now is the time to show your support for intellectual property where it matters. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities please get in touch.    

Impact of IP

The UK has always valued intellectual property and recognised the need for those holders of intellectual property to be able to capitalise on their creations.

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