Introduction to Intellectual Property (IP), Copyright and Patent May 2021
***Please note, to book onto this event you must be a resident in Somerset, or your start-up business must have a registered Company’s House address in Somerset (this does not include North Somerset).***
If you have a brilliant idea for a business, the last thing you want is someone copying your concept and making money off something that is rightfully yours. This is where copyright and patents come into their own and this online workshop will explain more about what they mean for your business.
What will I learn?
This workshop will focus on
• An introduction to IP, copyright, and patents
• The process of applying for these
• How much it will cost
What will I take away?
By the end of the workshop you will have a greater understanding of IP, how to go about getting your product protected and whether it’s the right route for your business. We will also look at the next steps you need to take if this is something you will be putting in place.
Who can attend?
Our series of workshops are open to green and other pre-start up and start-up businesses and social enterprises from residents in Somerset, or if a start-up, with a registered Company’s House address in Somerset.
How much does it cost?
These workshops are free to attend for residents who either live or have a registered business in Somerset. They are fully funded by the Somerset Authorities as part of the Business Rate Retention (BRR) Programme.
Can you offer help and advice after the workshop?
We are currently offering a suite of workshops for pre-start up and start-up businesses based in Somerset, which will cover a whole range of topics to benefit your business now, and in the future. We encourage you to sign up to the whole series to really boost your business.
These workshops are:
• Idea Development
• Marketing: Commercialisation
• Marketing: Market Testing
• Marketing: Market Analysis
• Business Planning
• Legal Structure of a Business
• Access to Funding
• Carbon Footprint Capture Plan
• Intro to IP Copyright & Patent
• Cyber Security
• Introduction to Import and Export Control
Our expert business advisers are also able to offer 1 to 1 mentoring support. Get in touch to find out more.