Own-it | Intellectual Property Know-How for Creative Businesses

About us

About Us
Own-it offers intellectual property (IP) education, information and learning resources for the creative sector. We offer a range of services, from basic to specialist support, through an online enquiries system, online and face-to face seminars and workshops  and, where appropriate, surgeries with IP lawyers. We work with a network of IP experts including leading law firms, law schools and specialists at various trade organisations associated with the creative industries in the UK.

Own-it is funded by the University of the Arts London (UAL). Membership is free to all. UAL staff, students and recent graduates have free access to all services including our online enquiries system while external users can access all online resources and attend free events and workshops. To register with Own-it and gain free access to our resources, click here.

Mission
To provide knowledge, support and education on intellectual property to the creative sector through events, online resources and an online enquiries system. We help creative practitioners to protect and manage their IP and recognise the value for the growth of their business.

Own-it people
Own-it was founded and developed by Marice Cumber with the support of London College of Communication/UAL and the London Development Agency. 
Own-it is now part of Careers & Employability (C&E) at University of the Arts London based at 272 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EY. The project is currently led by Silvia Baumgart, who joined Own-it in 2008 after working in the arts sector as curator, lecturer and most recently, Manager of the Association of Illustrators.

See our legal partners page for more information on our working links with other leading organisations.