Research and analysis

Intellectual property awareness survey: Engaged businesses 2015

This report presents the results from surveying IP engaged businesses and compares the findings with those from the main IP awareness survey.



The aim of the survey is to give an indication of the state of Intellectual Property (IP) awareness in the UK across IP engaged businesses.

Highlights from the report show:

  • 42% of IP engaged respondents check they are not infringing other people’s IP. The most popular IP management activity amongst respondents
  • 28% of firms in the IP engaged community provide staff training on IP. This is 10% for firms responding to the main survey
  • 66% of the IP engaged respondents had protected some sort of IP (either through a single right or a combination). This compares with 52% for respondents in the wider business population
Published 19 August 2016