British IP Day 2021
11th June 2021
June 29th 2021 marks our 6th year of British IP Day!
This year we will be hosting our British IP Day celebrations virtually, showcasing the multifaceted contributions Intellectual Property (IP) makes to the UK. The UK’s creative industries are a success story and, as the UK begins to re-open post-lockdown, we are keen to reflect on the significant impact IP rich industries have on UK growth for a positive future that maximises this potential and recognises the successes of our creators.
In April’s Budget, the Government announced its plan to develop a new Innovation Strategy to support and shape economic recovery post-COVID-19. We expect the Strategy to be published in the Summer and with IP and innovation being so intrinsically linked, we have made innovation our theme for this year’s British IP Day.
On 29th June, creators, businesses and their representative bodies will share their success stories of skill, creativity and innovation, underpinned by IP and how the best of British creators earn a living whilst delivering great designs, brands and content that people love and use day-to-day.
This year’s event will include four separate roundtables where topics under discussion will include the new Innovation Strategy, trade and exports, how creators and small businesses can benefit from IP, and how IP rich businesses are embracing AI. We will also be hearing stories throughout the day from creators and businesses such as from the games company JAGEX, who will be discussing the renowned online game, RuneScape, and how it’s huge popularity and their continuing investment in innovation has been underpinned by IP.
Together with creators, we are delighted to be joined by IP champion Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister for Digital, Science and Technology; Adam Williams, Director of the International Division at the Intellectual Property Office and representatives of the IP Attaché network. They will individually share their thoughts on the importance of IP, innovation and the economy, and highlight how businesses and creators should be celebrated by Government and the economy through IP rich creativity and innovation.