World Intellectual Property Day

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Today, April 26, is World Intellectual Property Day, a day which marks the contribution of innovation to our society, and the corresponding protection of that innovation through intellectual property rights.


The aim of World IP Day is to raise awareness of how intellectual property i.e. patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life and to increase people’s understanding of how they can protect their IP.

The theme of World IP Day 2017 is “Improving Lives” and celebrates recent advances in innovation which has improved the quality of people’s lives. For example, renewable energy sources which can be used to power fridges in remote areas and methods to regenerate damaged human tissue. Please see the World Intellectual Property Office site here for a list of events happening around the word to mark the occasion.

To celebrate Franks & Co is holding an Open Afternoon on:

Friday, 28th April 2017, 2-4pm.

Our European Patent, Trade Mark & Design Attorneys will be available to answer your queries regarding how to protect intellectual property (IP), such as inventions, brands or designs, and how to commercially utilise intellectual property rights (IPRs).

Drop-in on the day for a free and confidential one-to-one consultation, or contact us in advance to arrange a suitable time to meet us at our offices in either Sheffield or Northampton:

Article Published April 26, 2017