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Reviewed 14 April 2011

Top accolade for Intellectual Property Office

A prestigious award has been handed to the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) for its outstanding assistance to the UK's creative talent. The British Invention Show's Ambassador Award recognises those who have made an excellent contribution to innovation, invention and technology.

It's the first time the award, sponsored by the British Inventors Society, has been made.

The IPO received the Ambassador Award in recognition of its long term support for the British Inventors Society, for promoting innovation in the UK and for allowing creators to benefit from their knowledge and ideas. Intellectual property is generated through intellectual or creative activity. It can be an invention, brand, a design, a song or another intellectual creation.

John Alty, Chief Executive IPO said;

"I would like to thank the British Inventors Society for the award which recognises the increasingly important role the IPO has to play in the economic life of the country.

Intellectual Property provides the means by which businesses and individuals can develop their ideas, turning them into valuable products and artistic expressions. By helping people make good use of their intellectual property the IPO can improve the quality of life of consumers in the UK and internationally."

Making the award Kane Kramer Chief Executive of the British Inventors Society said;

"I would like to thank the IPO for its consistent support of the British Inventors Society event and awards.

On behalf of my fellow British Innovators, myself and all of us at the British Inventors Society please accept the Ambassador Award for outstanding assistance to Britain’s creative talent"

Editor's notes

  • The Intellectual Property Office is within the Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills, and is responsible for the national framework of Intellectual Property rights, comprising patents, designs, trade marks and copyright.
  • Its role is to help manage an IP system that encourages innovation and creativity, balances the needs of consumers and users, promotes strong and competitive markets and is the foundation of the knowledge based economy.
  • It operates in a national and an international environment and its work is governed by national and international law, including various international treaties relating to IP to which the United Kingdom is a party.
  • The IPO was awarded a crystal trophy.
  • More information is available on the British Invention Show website External Link.
  • The IPO sits on the British Inventors Society’s Advisory Board along with Proctor and Gamble, Boots Centre for Innovation and the Welsh Assembly Government
  • For further information, please contact Intellectual Property Office Press Officer Dan Palmer on 020 7215 5303 or e-mail communications.
Date of release: 14 April 2011

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