Research and analysis

IP awareness survey 2015 results

This report presents the findings from the third UK IP awareness survey run in February and 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.

Highlights from the report show:

  • 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)
Published 11 February 2016