The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has published its first UK IP Awareness Survey. The IPO says the survey is the largestÂ intellectual property (IP) awareness survey to date and gives an accurate indication of the level
of IP awareness in the UK across all sizes of firms and all industry sectors. Among other things,Â the survey indicates that small companies are generally unaware of IP, and the IPO warns thatÂ these businesses could be missing out on valuable income from new technology and ideas.
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