A broad range of companies in China, India, Brazil, Taiwan, Mexico and Japan, the US and Europe are participating in the pilot of CREATe Leading Practices for IP Protection and CREATe Leading Practices for Anti-Corruption. Each program includes:
- An online assessment of current practices (to protect IP or prevent corruption);
- An independent evaluation by a CREATe expert, including a summary report with recommendations for improvements; and
- An improvement plan that maps to our 200+ page Guides (one for IP Protection; the other for Anti-Corruption).
What do companies have to say about the program? Here are a few comments:
“We have received much value from your program.” (US manufacturer)
“Before the program, our company had very little knowledge related to IP protection. We had little pieces in separate departments. We now see that we need to link the pieces. The program was very helpful to understand this.” (Chinese manufacturer)
“The summary report was a great report for us. It showed us where we are weak… Based on the program and the reports, we decided to build a more mature IP protection program. Senior management has agreed to proceed and sees the value.” (Chinese manufacturer)
“It [IP protection program] is very helpful to attract customers. We always talk to customers about our management systems for quality and other things. This [IP management system] will definitely be something we talk about.” (Chinese manufacturer)
“Your program has helped me to understand my IP protection program in a more holistic way.” (Global software company with HQ in India)
“Until we got the CREATe Guide we knew we were weak from the assessment, but we did not know how to proceed. We were unclear about how to do it (improve). When we got the Guide, it gave us the knowledge and tools to proceed…The Guide is a very valuable reference. (Chinese manufacturer)
We have ISO 9001 and through the Guide we discovered how to link our IP protection program to the management systems we have for ISO 9001.” (Chinese manufacturer)
There is still time to join the CREATe Leading Practices pilot program – you can assess your internal systems or work with a supply chain partner to review their systems for IP protection and/or anti-corruption – and while the pilot is open, fees are waived.
To learn more, please email info@CREATe.org.