To celebrate World Intellectual Property Day 2012, the Intellectual Property Office Business Outreach Team has created a shortlist of some of the most well known and successful contemporary British ‘Visionary Innovators’.

The list contains famous names from the world of television, music, art, design, business and science, all of whom have achieved considerable success or displayed ‘visionary’ behaviour in spotting ‘The Next Big Thing’, or developed innovate products, services or designs never seen before.

IPO invites you to vote for your favorite contemporary British Visionary Innovator (1 vote only). You can also opt to write-in a name as your favorite when you go to the voting page.

Votes can be cast from Tuesday 17 April at 9am and ends Tuesday 24 April at 5pm.

The person with the most votes will be announced on World Intellectual Property Day 2012 (26 April).

British Visionary Innovator nominees:

Sir Jonathon Ive: Designer. Achievements / Famous for: Designer of multiple iconic award winning Apple Inc. products. Fact: The Guardian named Sir Jonothon Ive as the ‘Inventor of the Decade’ in 2009, and he holds over 600 design patents in his name.
• Sir Norman Foster
• James Goodfellow OBE
• Michael Aldrich
• Sir James Dyson
• Sir Tim Berners- Lee
• J K Rowling OBE
• Simon Cowell
• Banksy
• Sir Ian Wilmut

Cast your vote now right here.

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