BGS strives to identify, protect and maximise the exploitation of its existing and developing IP, in line with our scientific remit and our legal body’s (UKRI) IP and data–exploitation policies. Our intention is to balance the safe retention and control of national geoscience databases and geological information, with the need to release information openly.
To do so, BGS will take active measures to protect against the unauthorised copying and reuse of our materials, whilst creating clear and transparent IP policies to enable authorised reuse for our users, both for commercial and non–commercial purposes.
Compliance with legislation, government policies and guidance will continue to shape our IP policies and procedures. The copyright of all materials derived from the BGS’s work is vested in the United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI).
We have two teams dealing with IPR at BGS:
Copyright and legal services provides an advisory and licensing service for the reproduction of our published material in paper or non-manipulable electronic format (e.g. ‘flat’ images). More information
Copyright and legal services team:
|Chris Luton||Head of Intellectual Property Rights and Legal services||0115 936 3331|
|Emma Gallagher||Senior Intellectual|
Property Rights advisor
|0115 936 3457|
|Sally Boardman||Intellectual Property|
|0115 936 3589|
|EU contracts officer||0115 936 3431|
Digital licensing team: