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Innovation in the UK Motor Industry - World IP Day
Intellectual Property Literacy Matters: IP Awareness Summit 18
Illicit Trade Index - European Launch
Brussels Tech Summit - Altheria - June 18
World IP Day 2018
A Basic Literacy about IP Rights is Essential

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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.

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Innovation in the UK Motor Industry – World IP Day 2019
Date: 25/06/2019
“Make no mistake, intellectual property (IP) has always been, and will always be, the lifeblood of the automotive industry.”
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Multiple cyber risks posed by counterfeit digital content sites
Date: 06/11/2018
Websites offering internet users counterfeit games software, music, films or television programs regularly provide unwanted ‘extras’ in the form of computer malware, trojans and other programs designed to collect passwords, credit card details and other personal and confidential information.
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Countering Counterfeiting
Date: 10/10/2018
The BBC recently reported on an unexpected action taken by Burberry. The company destroyed more than £25 million worth of its own unsold goods. The intent was to stop them being stolen or sold cheaply and thus protect Burberry’s own brand equity.
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Empowering brands large and small through the power of digital
Date: 04/09/2018
"The digital age is providing new, exciting opportunities for brands, consumers and society, by giving us the means to open up access for business, large and small," said Simon Johnson, Director of Media at Amazon UK at the Brand Evening hosted by the British Brands Group in June.
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Intellectual property in India: The new business currency
Date: 09/07/2018
“For the first time in history, wealth can be created without having massive amounts of capital. For the first time in history, wealth can be created by the power of one’s mind: thoughts and ideas. It can be developed, monetised and distributed instantly across the globe. Intellectual Property has now become the new currency of business.”

This quote comes from Robert Smith, founder of private equity Firm Vista Equity Partners, and in it Smith has perfectly summed up business in the digital age.

Where capital, property and land were often key ingredients to generating wealth, Smith’s argument is that wealth will be created through the power of ideas and innovation in the future. This recognition presents an opportunity for people who might never have considered an entrepreneurial career, to consider the value of their ideas and reap the rewards of innovation. It is worth noting that the wider point Smith makes is not just relevant to individuals or companies, but entire countries.
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New index ranks countries’ ability to combat IP crime and other illicit trade
Date: 02/07/2018
A new Global Illicit Trade Index evaluates 84 countries on their capability to guard against intellectual property theft and other forms of illicit trade, and has found that Europe leads the world’s regional rankings in the transparency and trade, Customs, supply and demand, and government policy environments needed to combat illicit trade.
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