26 April 2022

World Intellectual Property Day 2022: ‘IP and youth’

This year’s theme for World Intellectual Property Day is ‘IP and youth – innovating for a better future’. There are numerous obstacles that entrepreneurs face when working towards improving the prosperity of future generations, however, young businesses and their leaders are stepping up to the challenge, utilising creativity, hard work and innovation to drive change. Startup and scaleup businesses are at the frontline of innovation and bringing us closer to a better future, one invention at a time.

To celebrate World Intellectual Property Day 2022, Mathys & Squire has collaborated with three SME leaders on a series of articles, exploring innovation and the impact IP has had on each business.

To kick off the series, we interviewed Phil Shadbolt, CEO of EZ-Charge, an Oxfordshire-based renewable energy solutions company that specialises in electric vehicle (EV) charging technologies. Read the full interview here.

In the second of our series, we interviewed Atif Syed, CEO of Wootzano, a robotics company based in the North East of England. Click here to read the full interview.

In the final interview of our series, we spoke to Toni Schneider, COO of Ostique, a UK company offering innovative and affordable ostomy care products. Read more from Toni here.

Mathys & Squire recognises the invaluable contribution inventors and innovative businesses offer to building a better future, and we are also aware of some of the challenges they might face. In an effort to help entrepreneurs, startups and scaleup businesses protect their inventions, we launched the Scaleup Quarter, a microsite with resources and a tailored offering for SMEs.

For more information, contact a member of our team.