Introduction to Intellectual Property

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Protecting Inventions, Ideas and Innovation

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Join us for this 1hr Intellectual Property workshop, where we’ll be covering multiple topics, including:

· Patents

· Trade Marks

· Registered and Unregistered Designs

· Copyright

· Trade Secrets

· Who owns IP

· The commercial benefits of IP

· Examples of IP protection strategies in tech startups

Workshop will be delivered by Will Dean and Stephen Lowry, from Barker Brettell.

Will Dean

Will is a part-qualified attorney within the Patents team at Barker Brettell; assisting with drafting and prosecuting patent applications across the UK and Europe.

Will is particularly interested in helping start-up companies and universities to secure IP protection. However, works with a variety of companies, including SMEs and multinational companies. Pharmaceuticals, materials, medical devices, and food and drink are some of his key areas of expertise.

Stephen Lowry

Stephen is a qualified Irish, UK and European trade mark attorney, specialising in all areas of trade mark work including, but not limited to, full availability clearance searches, registrability advice, responding to Intellectual Property Office official actions/Provisional Refusals. Stephen also acts on behalf of clients in opposition, revocation and invalidation proceedings and has considerable experience relating to trade mark infringement and passing off matters.

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