For those of us interested in intellectual property law, there’s no shortage of great content, tools, and knowledge available. One great resource is podcasting, which has become increasingly popular across all sectors; the percentage of routine US listeners rose by roughly 20% in the last six years. Although podcast subjects range widely, for those of you looking to gain some new insights into brand protection, here are what we consider the top five podcasts for IP law, business, and brand protection professionals.
- IP Fridays
By Rolf Claessen and Ken Suzan
With 105 episodes to date, IP Fridays is one of the most beloved podcasts in this space. Co-hosts Ken Suzan and Rolf Claessen cover a wide range of IP-related topics including trademarks, patents, designs, anti-counterfeiting, and much more. They conduct interviews with a variety of relevant experts in IP law and related fields and they regularly provide a variety of updates on international developments in the IP world.
- Brand & New
Podcasts from the International Trademark Association
One of the most prominent bodies in the intellectual property industry is INTA, the International Trademark Association. The ultimate goal of their podcast is to foster consumer trust, economic growth, and innovation through discourse. Host Audrey Dauvet spends the majority of the podcasts interviewing experts and discussing current events and new developments in the IP industry. With an international focus, Brand & New provides insight into how different countries’ legal systems operate, offering listeners new perspectives on legislations.
- On Brand
By Nick Westergaard
Though it’s less about IP law and more about branding itself, On Brand has made a name for itself in the podcasting world by conducting engaging interviews with entrepreneurs and thought leaders. Nick’s interviewing skills are exceptional, as he operates with sincere interest and asks thought-provoking questions. From independent, local brands to larger corporations, Westergaard speaks to professionals from a variety of businesses and brings a new level of awareness to their branding.
- Legal Road Map
By Autumn Witt Boyd
For a more niche subject matter, the Legal Road Map is geared specifically to online business owners and striving entrepreneurs. Host Autumn Witt Boyd is a lawyer by trade, actively guiding clients through the legal and business strategies that are required of business. Legal Road Map helps listeners protect their budding business ideas with expert advice and tips for precautionary defense by offering legal courses and interviews with course creators. Though dealing primarily with the American legal system, it’s still useful listening for any entrepreneurs looking for astute legal guidance.
- The LIT Podcast: Where Law, Innovation and Technology Meet the Culture
By Tonya M. Evans and Shontavia J. Johnson
Fairly new to the podcasting game, with only six episodes so far, these two intellectual property experts combine their legal experience with their passion for culture. Listening to their podcast feels like being a part of a thoughtful, pertinent conversation with friends. Weaving current events, culture, and law into an intellectual discussion, the hosts create a unique approach to tackling the subject of IP law in podcasting.
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