The history of innovation is robust and full of surprises. We wouldn’t be where we are today without the hard work of countless innovators, their passion to improve the world and the support IP provided.
The first copyright laws seen were codified in the Statute of Anne in 1710, passed by the British Parliament, allowing the British government to regulate intellectual property.
Copyrights ensure long-term protections for innovations. For published works created after January 1, 1978, copyright extends for 70 years beyond the life of the author.
In 1963, the Hula Hoop received a patent, and an estimated 25 million Hula Hoops were sold within the first four months of production.
A slogan can be an essential part of a business. Trademarks help ensure that these catchphrases are protected from plagiarism.
Eight of the top ten patent filing companies are headquartered in Asia. Investments in innovative industries have helped drive innovation across the continent.
IP protections exist across the healthcare sector. For example, a medical school may possess a method patent on a new procedure they discover.
Innovators invest blood, sweat and tears into their ideas. But how do these ideas reach the rest of the world? Learn more about how innovations move from concept to market and how we can protect them.
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