IP Outreach Research > IP Use and Awareness
|Title:||Intellectual Property Awareness Survey 2015|
|Author:||[Intellectual Property Office]|
|Subject/Type:||IP Knowledge, IP Protection|
|Focus:||Copyright, Enforcement, Inventions, Patents|
|Objective:||To give an indication of the state of IP awareness in the UK across all sizes of firm and all sectors of industry|
|Sample:||502 businesses of all sizes and sectors|
This survey examined the level of intellectual property (IP) knowledge of businesses as well as their IP management and sources from where they obtain IP advice.
Virtually all respondents (94%) thought it was important for businesses to understand how to protect their IP, while 52% of firms reported having protected at least one IP right. Over nine in ten firms have not valued their IP.
80% of surveyed businesses were unfamiliar with disclosure practices regarding new inventions, while 60% knew about automaticity of copyright protection in the UK.
38% of firms reported having asked for IP advice in the past. The top three sources of advice were external patent/trademark attorneys, external solicitors and the national Intellectual Property Office.
[Date Added: Feb 12, 2016 ]