Creativity Works Event Highlights
The Role of Intellectual Property In Europe's Knowledge Economy
IP in the Fast Lane
Digital Festival – Mi.Mu Gloves
OHIM Launches DesignEuropa Awards Contest
@getitright Campaign Expands


About Ideas Matter

Ideas Matter is a consortium of cross-sector enterprises, small and medium-sized businesses and trade associations that aims to expand awareness and promote the benefits of intellectual property (IP). We firmly believe that ideas are important to the economy, important to society, important to companies both large and small.

Date: 24/03/2017
Research carried out by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has found that 97% of EU citizens agree that it is fundamentally important for inventors, creators and performing artists to be able to protect their rights and be paid for their work.
Jobs, Growth and Europe’s Digital Future in the Creative and Cultural Sectors
Date: 07/03/2017
The creative and cultural industries have a huge impact on the European economy, and are “one of the strategic industries we have in Europe,” explained European Commission official Antti Peltomäki at the Creativity Works! High Level Conference on the Creative and Cultural Sectors. Ideas Matters’ video highlights of the event posted below provide an overview of the public officials’ and private sector explanations of how this works in practice.
Hello, hello? One in eight smartphones world-wide are counterfeit.
Date: 28/02/2017
Fake smartphones have become a global plague, report the International Telecommunications (ITU) and the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in a study released today that outlines the economic scale and non-economic impacts of smartphone counterfeiting.
How Do the World’s IP Systems Stack Up? Rankings and Trends
Date: 21/02/2017
The US Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Intellectual Property (IP) Index reports that the rankings and strengths of the world’s most developed economies’ IP systems have grown ever closer, that some developing countries have made notable improvements, and that IP rankings are strongly correlated with innovation and economic benefits.
Improving Information on Who Owns Patents
Date: 06/02/2017
Why patent ownership data accuracy is a $300 billion problem worth solving

Who owns the world’s patents? No-one can be sure. The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) believes that 25% of the patent ownership data available on public registers is inaccurate. There are an estimated 20 million in-force patents and pending applications around the world, which suggests that patent registry data relating to ownership is inaccurate for 5 million of them.
The Future of Brands: Innovation and Personalisation
Date: 20/01/2017
Brands owners— those who rely on their trade marks to help identify and distinguish their products, services and companies— are facing numerous market changes and challenges. Alan Giles of the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, explored these developments in the recent British Brands Group’s annual Brands Lecture, summarising the future of retailing as “Never mind the quality, feel the personalisation”.