Friday 17 June 2011

IP – the value and risks to a fast growing business

- was the title of a seminar recently held at the London office of insurance company MunichRe.

In addition to launching a new IP insurance product, the seminar also presented the findings of a survey of attitudes to IP insurance recently carried out by Morwenna Rees-Mogg, proprietor of AngelNews, a media business focused on business angels, VCs and early stage funded companies.

One interesting conclusion of the survey was that “investors should and will pay for the right insurance”, with over half of the investors surveyed agreeing that a company’s valuation would be enhanced by having IP insurance in place. Around 75% of those surveyed also felt that they would be more willing to do business with an SME having IP insurance.

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