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British IP Day 2023 celebrates the importance of Intellectual Property and the Alliance’s 25th Anniversary

Today The Alliance for Intellectual Property celebrates this year’s British IP Day by highlighting the continuing importance of Intellectual Property to the UK economy and society. It also celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Alliance and all the people who have contributed to its success in campaigning for high standards of IP protection in the UK.


To mark the anniversary the Alliance is publishing a celebratory booklet, looking back at how and why the Alliance was founded, hearing from Lavinia Carey OBE, the original Chair of the Alliance and now Life President. The booklet also includes a forward from Viscount Camrose, the Minister for AI and IP.

12th July 2023

During the day, Alliance members and others with a keen interest in IP policy will hear from Chi Onwurah MP, the Shadow Minister for IP, on Labour’s approach to IP policy. The meeting is kindly being hosted in Parliament by Kevin Brennan MP, a member of the Media, Culture and Sport Select Committee and a long-standing supporter of the creative industries.


The day will end with a reception, hosted by Pete Wishart, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for IP, on the terrace of the House of Commons at which attendees will hear a keynote speech from Viscount Camrose.  The event will also be attended by Rt Hon Sir John Whittingdale OBE MP, Minister of State for Media, Tourism and the Creative Industries and Nigel Huddleston MP, Minister for International Trade alongside many other Parliamentarians from all the political parties.


The Parliamentary reception, which is being kindly sponsored by the Premier League and the BPI will also host the annual awarding of the IP Champion award. 


Commenting on this year’s British IP Day, Dan Guthrie, Director General of the Alliance for Intellectual Property said:


“This year’s British IP Day is a celebration of the continuing importance of IP. The last 25 years prove that when those with an interest in IP policy speak with one voice, we can achieve major policy change for the benefit of creators, the public, IP-rich businesses and the wider economy. We are delighted to be celebrating our 25th anniversary and welcoming so many people who have had a role in our success to our annual summer reception.”


Notes to editors


About the Alliance

The Alliance for Intellectual Property is a unique association of organisations representing UK Intellectual Property (IP) -rich businesses and creators – sectors which continue to demonstrate significant growth potential, and which in recent times have outperformed the wider economy. Our members include representatives of the audio-visual, music, toy and games, sports rights, branded manufactured goods, publishing, retailing, image, art, and design sectors. They share a collective interest in ensuring that IP rights are valued in the UK and around the world, and that a legislative regime exists that enables the value and contribution of those rights to be fully realised.


British IP Day

Now in its seventh year, British IP Day offers the opportunity for those who rely on IP for their living to engage with policymakers to raise the profile of IP and some of the issues that currently exist in its promotion and protection.

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