The Rt Hon David Lammy MP will host an IPAN (Intellectual Property Awareness Network) evening reception at the House of Commons on 25 June 2009. Keynote speaker will be ACID Ambassador Sebastian Conran and Dr Paul Leonard, Director of IPAN (Intellectual Property Awareness Network). Sebastian Conran will give a brief personal perspective on the critical importance of intellectual property to the UK’s economy. ACID is a member of IPAN.

The primary aim of the reception is to continue to raise awareness about IPAN’s work and the importance of IP as a positive force in UK society.  Members of the organisation want to meet MP’s and Government Ministers who are not involved with IP as a specialist subject but who are faced with questions from either constituents, business or educationalists and may not be aware of IPAN as an unbiased resource for specialised IP information. IPAN (along with ACID) and other member organisations want to see IP education and awareness positioned as a priority in policy making across Government and promote IPAN as an effective conduit.

No other UK Group exists which brings together such a wide range of different bodies all of which have an interest in IP and its relevance to society. www.ipaware.net

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