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World Intellectual Property Day 2024 – Working towards a sustainable future


The theme for this year’s World Intellectual Property Day (26th April) is “IP and the SDGs,” focusing on the impact IP has on achieving the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The 17 goals are strategies to improve the world around us, whether that be by improving health and wellbeing, reducing inequality, or contributing to sustainable practices when producing consumer goods. Today, we’re putting the spotlight on some of our clients who are contributing to building a sustainable future through innovation.

Responsible consumption and production

Goal 12, “Responsible Consumption and Production” highlights the need to consider our larger environmental impact when it comes to consumption and production patterns.

One of our innovative clients, Kind Bag, is working towards this goal by offering a unique product range of bags for everyday use, manufactured from recycled plastic bottles. Kind Bag are also committed to ethical manufacturing processes, working to ensure employees are treated fairly at all stages of product development and production.

We have worked with Kind Bag to register their trade marks. After registering its “KIND BAG” trade mark in the UK, the company has gone on to secure trade mark registration in the European Union, Australia and Japan.

Clean energy and climate action

It has become increasingly important for our society to strive for cleaner forms of energy, working towards more sustainable practices to keep our planet healthy. Goal 7’s focus is ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy, which goes hand in hand with Goal 13, which is dedicated to taking urgent action against climate change. The work of our client, Carbon Clean, is a prime example of commitment to both of these important goals.

Carbon Clean provides cost-effective carbon capture technology, with a key goal of helping hard-to-abate industries reach net-zero emissions. Sectors such as cement, steel and refineries have limited options for near-term decarbonisation, so carbon capture is essential.

Carbon Clean is an innovation leader in the carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) market, with more than 100 active patent assets across 18 patent families, covering 30 countries. With technology references in 49 sites around the world, it has one of the largest project portfolios of any independent carbon capture business.

Forresters is proud to have worked with Carbon Clean on a range of matters, including obtaining patents in the UK, Europe and beyond. The patents mean Carbon Clean can continue to deploy their carbon capture solutions in territories around the world with confidence, expanding the scope of the work they do and protecting against the misuse of their proprietary technologies.

Prateek Bumb, Chief Technology Officer at Carbon Clean, says: “Innovation has been our driving force for the past 15 years, as Aniruddha Sharma and I founded Carbon Clean on the belief that technology can mitigate the impact of climate change. Our breakthrough modular CycloneCC technology radically improves the economics of carbon capture, eliminating the cost and space obstacles that have previously held back widespread deployment. Carbon capture is an absolute necessity for industrial decarbonisation – there is no net zero without it.”

Working towards the Sustainable Development Goals

Forresters is proud to be a forward-thinking, modern firm, that works with an ever-expanding number of clients to contribute to sustainable global practices. We look forward to helping our clients continue to safeguard their IP in years to come, as we work towards a sustainable future together.

To learn more about the innovative companies mentioned in this article, visit their websites: