Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Help for Creative & Digital Businesses | Central Library | Thursday 12th March

Experts from Creative & Digital Businesses will be joining together on Thursday 12th March (10am-1pm) to help those setting up businesses know how to protect their ideas and products.

‘Intellectual Property is core to the creative industries, whether protecting your own ideas, ensuring you don’t infringe on someone else’s or knowing how to commercialise your Intellectual Property to make money from it.’

Intellectual Property is something that often people are unsure of but the definition of it is from GOV.UK;

‘Intellectual Property is something unique that you physically create – an idea alone is not intellectual property. For example, an idea for a book is not intellectual property, but the words you've written are.’

Central Library is holding a speed mentoring session with experts from digital and creative businesses designed to help business owners get to grips with Intellectual Property. In an informal setting, small groups can meet for 30 minutes with each mentor to ask questions and advice on setting up and running your creative and digital business, and gain an understanding of the basic concepts of intellectual property.

There are four great experts from the field taking part in this speed mentoring workshop;

David Parrish – Author of ‘T-shirts and Suits; A Guide to the Business of Creativity’, David is internationally acclaimed and has worked with hundreds of creative and digital businesses around the world, drawing on his own experience as an entrepreneur.

Sean Crotty – A partner at Weightmans LLP, and intellectual property expert who specialises in creative industries including video gaming and the music sector, he has advised many high profile technology and creative clients.

Chris Smith – An Intellectual Property expert and patent examiner at the UK Intellectual Property Office

Dave Brown – The founder and manager director of APPOSING, the Liverpool based creative mobile development studio, and author of ‘The IPhone App Design Manual’

Michael Sandys – The director and Head of Commercial at Jackson Cantor, a unique solicitors which specialises in intellectual property and media law

This event is perfect for anyone curious about Intellectual Property who is starting or running their own business and wants to find out more about keeping their ideas safe, and how the concept of IP works.

Tickets can be booked through Eventbrite, so make sure that you do! It’s free too!

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