Not every reader of this weblog knows of the little treasure trove of original research that can be accessed by a single click if you aim your mouse just here. Courtesy of the IPO you can get some idea of
- where design investment and design rights are in the economy;
- how design rights are used in different sectors of UK industry;
- how design right use in the UK compares with France, Germany and others.
But there's more to come -- and this is where Class 99 readers come in. Says the IPO's Tony Clayton,
"To help us frame necessary changes we have also commissioned Alex Carter Silk and colleagues to look at the costs [there's much more to say about this topic] and benefits [... than this one] of the UK legal framework, and point up the issues we might solve. This has been going a couple of months now, and we are about to launch an online survey [before you ask: this has been well vetted].
Would you be willing to flag it on your weblog? We are keen to get as wide a response as we can -- from people who know where the bodies are buried".What with Easter and all that, this weblog is publicising the questionnaire rather later than it should have done. The deadline for submissions is this Friday, 20 April. Don't let that put you off, though: just access it here and do your bit. Many thanks in anticipation!