Thursday, 18 January 2018

Intellectual Property Office drops, er, patently cool cartoon to teach kids about trademarks.

Hey, Reg can entertain children. IP freely, anyone, IP freely?

How do you get seven-year-olds interested in intellectual property? Anyway, indeed, why would you want to? No matter, the Intellectual Property Office has launched a cartoon answering the question no one has ever asked.

By relaunching the cartoon Nancy and the Meerkats, the story of would-be pop star Nancy, a French bulldog, the IPO hopes to get the message into primary schools that intellectual property theft is not cool.

Apparently learning to "respect" copyrights and trademarks is a "key life skill".

The five-minute snippets follow the fortunes of the singer and her hated rival, er, Kitty Perry, while teaching kids important life lessons about the importance of choosing an original band name and registering it as a trademark.

By Kat Hall.

Full story at The Register.

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