LONDON The Patent Office is holding a free seminar for electronics businesses on 24 October at The British Library in Central London to help entrepreneurs understand why knowledge of intellectual property (IP) is essential to the progress of their business.
The 'What is the Key?' event follows on from Patent Office research which found that more than one third of business owners do not understand that IP is important and just over a quarter recognise it as significant but do not know how to start managing it.
Delegates will learn how management of intellectual property is crucial to growing enterprises. The seminar is run inconjunction with the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents and Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys for the 'What is the Key?' campaign. Attendees will learn the latest about patents, trade marks, copyright and design registrations and how they can build their business.
Robin Webb, Director of Trade Marks and Designs at the Patent Office , said, “Business owners and directors should always remember that all businesses, no matter what their trade is, have intellectual property. When it is managed well, it adds value to a business but if it is neglected it can create problems. Good intellectual property managementmakes your business an attractive proposition to investors.”
To reserve a place at the event email Steve Coles, the Business Development Co-ordinator at The Patent Office, including full name, company name, address, e-mail and contact telephone number.
Information is also available for other 'What is the Key?' events around the UK.