Intellectual Property Office (2015c)
|Intellectual Property Office (2015)|
|Title:||Intellectual Property Awareness Survey|
|Author(s):||Intellectual Property Office|
|Citation:||Intellectual Property Office, Intellectual Property Awareness Study (2015)|
|Link(s):||Definitive , Open Access|
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|About the Data|
|Data Description:||An IP knowledge section which tested the respondent's familiarity with IP, a management section which sought to discover how firms were administering IP within their organisation and a final section which focussed on where IP information and advice was sourced from. The questions were formulated with input from IPO policy colleagues specialising in the various rights areas.
The results from each question are presented, broken down by business size and type if appropriate. Analysis based on the respondent’s answers to combinations of questions is shown to gain further insight into specific questions, as directed by policy colleagues within the IPO.
|Data Type:||Primary data|
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|Cross Country Study?:||No|
|Government or policy study?:||Yes|
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This report presents the findings from the third UK IP Awareness Survey completed in February - March 2015. The aim of the survey is to give an indication of the state of IP awareness in the UK across all sizes of firm and all sectors of industry. The level of awareness will help us to target business outreach across the UK. The 2015 IP Awareness Survey is an independent survey and isn’t comparable against previous IP Awareness Surveys. 1
Main Results of the Study
- 94% of respondents thought that it was important for businesses to understand how to protect their IP.
- 52% of responding firms had protected some sort of IP (either through a single right or a combination).
- 65% of respondents thought that confidentiality agreements are important to protecting their IP. This method of protection was the most popular.
- The majority of surveyed firms have not been involved in a dispute around IP, over 75%.
- 96% of firms have not valued their IP.
- 79% of firms did not know that telling people about an invention before applying for a patent could lead to an unsuccessful application.
- 60%of firms knew that a piece of work can be protected by copyright without it being registered with the government.
- 28% of firms check they are not infringing other people’s IP, the most popular IP management activity amongst respondents.
- 20% of firms indicated that they license their IP, allowing others to use it for a fee.
- Less than 10% of firms provide staff training on IP.
Policy Implications as Stated By Author
Coverage of Study
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|Period of material under study:||2015|