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Beginner's guide to intellectual property

An understanding of intellectual property and its protection is vital for anyone with an idea, whether it’s an invention, a brand name or a song.

This session will introduce the four areas of intellectual property and help you understand which may apply to you and your business:

  • Patents
  • Trade marks
  • Registered designs
  • Copyright


There will be an opportunity to ask questions of our expert staff.

For more detail on a particular area of intellectual property, try our dedicated workshops on each of the four areas.

What our users say

“Clear presentation and chance to ask questions”
– Momtaz Begum-Hossain

“Interactivity of the workshop makes it interesting and informative”
– Haakon Pedersen

Event details

Who should attend? This event is open to entrepreneurs, inventors, innovators, pre-start businesses and anyone who is interested in protecting their ideas.
Place: British Library Business & IP Centre
Cost: Free
How to Book: View our events calendar and book online - Please be aware there is a 10 minute cut off time for any late attendees in order to ensure that the workshop is not disrupted for other attendees. 

Event dates

Thu 02 October 2014, 10.00 - 12.00
Thu 16 October 2014, 14.00 - 16.00
Tue 21 October 2014, 10.00 - 12.00
Thu 30 October 2014, 14.00 - 16.00
Wed 05 November 2014, 10.00 - 12.00
Thu 13 November 2014, 14.00 - 16.00
Thu 20 November 2014, 14.00 - 16.00
Wed 26 November 2014, 10.00 - 12.00

Related events

'Introducing copyright' workshop

'Introducing patents searching' workshop

'Introducing registered designs' workshop

'Introducing trade marks' workshop

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Business & IP Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7901
Email: Reference Team

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