From today GCSE and NQ students across the country will be given access to specialised intellectual property (IP) training, preparing them for the future and ensuring they understand how to protect their creative works.‘ Think Kit’ lesson plans, designed by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and launched today by the Government, will give teachers of Business Studies, Media Studies, PHSE and Music access to brand new online resources and toolkits designed to improve the next generation’s understanding of IP. The lesson plans and online courses are the result of extensive qualitative research by the IPO involving hundreds of teachers across the UK which found that teachers and students wanted to improve their IP knowledge. The lesson plans have been funded by The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM).”The full text of the press release is attached. The IPKat certainly welcomes any initiative to raise the awareness and understanding of IP among students.
Conferences near and far--Two IP conferences, one to take place next week and the other to occur at the end of 2016, are worthy of a Kat mention.
As for the program around the corner, all Spanish speakers take note: IPKat friend Mariona Baldo has informed us that the annual conference of the Spanish Group of AIPPI will take place next week, February 18th and 19th, at the Meliá Hotel in Madrid.There is still time to register for what looks like a most interesting two-day program.
As for the second program, fellow Kat Nicola recently reported on the growing interest in quantitative analysis of IP. In that connection, the OECD has announced that its 2016 IP Statistics for Decision Makers (IPSMD) conference will be hosted by IP Australia and will take place in Sydney, Australia, November 15th-16th.The IPKat will endeavor to bring further information about this event as they become known.