Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Intellectual Property Workshop Create and Protect Your Business Brand

Intellectual Property Workshop Create and Protect Your Business Brand

Date:        11th October 2012 (Thursday)
Time:        10.00 a.m. to 12.30 am. (registration 9.45)
At:             The Westminster Enterprise Centre, 59 Elgin Avenue London W9 2DB

You are invited to a FREE seminar covering the four main areas of intellectual property (trade marks, patents, designs and copyright) and how to protect your Intellectual Property rights.  It’s a great opportunity for all businesses, looking for the latest information and advice on IP,  Direct from the Intellectual Property Office. 
This key seminar provides:

  •   a better understanding of  the importance and relationship between trademarks and brands
  •  details on how to make the most of your business’s Intellectual Property
  •   more awareness of the other forms of intellectual property such as patents, design and copyright?
3 Key Questions:
1.    Do you own your trading name?  You may for example have a limited company and a matching domain name and yet still be infringing some ones trade mark?

2.    Do you own your own web site?  Are you aware of the rules of copyright ownership?  In a recent survey 74% of businesses where unsure of who owned the copyright in their business when it was created by a third party? 

3.    Once you identify and secure ownership of the IP within your business you have the potential to fully exploit it.  Many businesses are now for example successfully franchising their business, could you?

This event will answer your questions.  It will introduce you to the world of IP.  Demonstrate how it can be used to benefit your business.  Hear plenty of practical examples.  You will be signposted on your journey for instance by, utilising the IPO free health check and online search facilities.

Can you afford to miss the opportunity to secure the future of your business? 
Why not take time out from your busy schedule to come along to an event that will make a difference.

This workshop is FREE for those in business in the City of Westminster

Book today

Call Kim Sadler at PDT
020 7266 0636

Guest Speaker Profiles:
One or both of the following experts are coming to the WEC:

Gary Townley, Business Events Manager, Intellectual Property Office Gary joined the Office in 1982 working originally in Southampton Buildings, London, in the Patents Directorate.  He helped in the relocation of the IPO to Newport South Wales, training new staff before becoming head of the Patent Enquiry Unit. Gary joined the Business Outreach and Education team in 1999 and regularly provides Intellectual Property training at workshops, seminars and conferences, and is the current editor of IPInsight, the monthly E-newsletter for the IPO.

Dave Hopkins, is an Events Manager for the Intellectual Property Office Dave has worked for the IPO for 16 years in a number of key roles.  Prior to joining the Office, Dave worked in a broad range of private sector organisations including the manufacturing and distribution sectors.  Dave moved to the Business and Outreach Team in 2009 and is primarily responsible for raising awareness of intellectual property amongst UK businesses, with special emphasis on SMEs.  He regularly gives talks about Intellectual Property at business exhibitions, workshops and seminars.