World IP day is on April 26. Every year the IP industry, led by the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) celebrates the day by raising awareness of the vital role IP rights in innovation and creativity. World IP Day 2021 shines a light on the critical role of SMEs in the economy and how they Read More »

By Shireen SmithApril 23, 2021
World IP Day 2021 – Focus on IP and SMEs

In today’s day and age, this digital revolution that we’re going through, what we find is there’s uncertainty all across the organization. And so everybody needs entrepreneurial skills, they don’t all apply to the same degree. But the entrepreneurial skills are ones whenever you face uncertainty, you have to be in learning mode instead of Read More »

By Shireen SmithFebruary 26, 2021
Understanding Entrepreneurial Skills

One of the most serious problems with IP is that there are so many myths, and so much misinformation around it. The subject is not easy for people to understand, therefore, because they will be fed wrong information, sometimes even by the very people they engage to help them with their branding. That’s because the Read More »

By Shireen SmithFebruary 12, 2021
8 IP Myths and Misinformation Entrepreneurs Need to Note

There is a saying, reportedly Chinese in origin: May you live in interesting times. This is said ironically and almost as a curse because ‘uninteresting times’, of peace and tranquillity, are more life-enhancing than interesting ones. Professor Byron Sharp of Ehrenberg Bass Institute for Marketing Science  has produced some ground-breaking evidence-based research that is detailed Read More »

By Shireen SmithFebruary 7, 2021
Brand Strategy -Post Byron Sharp

In my post last week, I mentioned that Intellectual Property (IP) has an image problem and might need a rebrand. There are lots of reasons I think IP has an image problem. For example, a marketer friend once advised me to remove intellectual property from the title of something I was creating because he thought Read More »

By Shireen SmithJanuary 29, 2021
Does Intellectual Property (IP) Need a Rebrand?

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