Intellectual Property Know-How for Small Businesses

31st January 2018

Intellectual Property Know-How for Small Businesses

31st January 2018
Plymouth Science Park
1 Davy Road
Derriford
Plymouth
PL6 8BX
United Kingdom
Starts at 9:00am
Ends at 3:00pm

Why do Patents, Trademarks, Registered Design and Copyright matter anyway?

Intellectual Property (IP) covers so much more than just inventions and relates to any form of original creation. If you own a business you will own some form of IP and this can potentially account for over 70% of your business’ value.

While your business may have been operating without any IP issues so far, imagine receiving a letter asking you to stop using your company name as it infringes somebody else’s trademark, or further down the line, finding out that the value of your business is dramatically reduced because its IP isn’t protected. It matters even more when taking your business overseas as IP is an essential element of your export strategy.

We can help you prevent this from happening, and protect your business from any IP pitfalls. Attend this interactive, informative (and even entertaining at times!) half-day workshop to start your IP education and take the steps needed to protect your business, and prepare you for export.

On the day:

  • IP experts from the Intellectual Property Office will lead you through several hands-on exercises specifically designed to educate and prepare you to fully protect your company from IP risk.
  • You will hear from a guest speaker from a local company whose IP story has been pivotal to their international success.

The Intellectual Property Office is partnering with Business West to deliver this workshop. The IPO are the government body responsible for granting IP rights in the UK, andthe leading source of information and advice to help you on your IP journey.

This excellent event will fill up quickly, so book your place today!