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Does my idea already exist?
Wed 9 November 2016, 12:00 – 13:00 GMT
How can you check that your idea is not already out there? Is your idea for a company logo unique?
This session on Intellectual Property will provide you with the practical skills to search patents, trade marks and design registration databases. It will also offer tips for clever Internet searches that can help you find out if your idea exists and identify your competitors in the market.
The session will be led by Matthew Birch. Matthew is a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney in the Engineering Group at Carpmaels & Ransford LLP. He entered the profession in 2009 having graduated from the University of Bristol with a first class MSci degree in Physics.
Matthew’s specialist technical areas include medical devices and renewable energy applications.
This event is part of the Develop & Grow series of enterprise events at London South Bank University.
Refreshments are provided and there will be an opportunity to network. This event is free to attend and everyone is welcome.
This event counts towards a Certificate in Enterprise and the Student Enterprise Award.*
What is a Develop and Grow event?
Interactive workshops led by experts to help you to develop your enterprise skills and an entrepreneurial mindset.
*What is the Certificate in Enterprise?
LSBU students and alumni can obtain a Certificate in Enterprise by taking part in six Student Enterprise activities throughout the academic year. Please ensure that you sign in on the registration sheet when you arrive and at the end of the session, get a stamp on your Loyalty Card to help you to keep track of the events you’ve attended.
*What is the Student Enterprise Award?
New for this academic year! LSBU students can obtain a Student Enterprise Award that demonstrates their commitment to developing their skills and focusing on their future goals. Students must have already gained a Certificate in Enterprise before starting work on their Award. You can complete the Award across the duration of your degree, building your skills and knowledge throughout your time at LSBU.
How do I get a Loyalty Card?
You can collect one of these at the registration desk at each event.
What support is available to students who wish to start a business at LSBU?
We offer exciting workshops, start-up programmes led by inspirational speakers and competitions to help you to get your business off to the best possible start, and keep it going.
For more information see our Student Enterprise page.
I am not a Student or Alumni of LSBU. Can I still attend the event?
Yes, our events are open to members of the public. All we ask is that you come with the willingness to learn something new and an entrepreneurial mind-set.
What are my transport options getting to the event?
By train and tube – Southwark and Elephant & Castle stations are a 5 minute walk from LSBU’s campus. We do not offer parking. See a map of LSBU’s campus.
Do I have to bring a printed ticket to the event?
No – please turn up at the room and address specified on the events page and give your name to the staff member at the registration desk.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Contact us by clicking on the 'contact the organiser' button on the right of the page or email firstname.lastname@example.org