Workshops and events

We offer a wide range of free or low cost workshops and events at the British Library, St Pancras. If you can’t physically come to the Library you can still take advantage of our expertise by registering for one of our regular webinars, from wherever you are in the world.

Advance booking for all our workshops is essential.   If you have to cancel, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance via our online form or by telephone on +44 (0)20 7412 7901. 

Upcoming workshops & events

Workshop FREE

What next for my business idea?

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Find out how the Start-ups in London Libraries programme can help you achieve business success.

Workshop FREE

Get ready for business

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Find out how to set up your business and avoid common start-up pitfalls in seven easy steps

Workshop FREE

Introduction to using the Business & IP Centre

Find out how the Business & IP Centre can help you achieve business success.

Workshop FREE

How do I protect a business idea?

Learn how intellectual property can protect you and help you profit from your business idea.

All business events
Webinar FREE

Webinar: Introduction to patents searching

This webinar will explain the basics behind patent protection and registration, and how to use internet databases and resources to search for patents.

Workshop

How to attract the right investors

You have decided to start or grow your business - and now you need investment. But where do you start?

Workshop

How do I search Trade Marks?

An essential guide to understanding how trade marks can help your business succeed.

Webinar FREE

Webinar: Introduction to registered design searching

The webinar will explain the basics behind registered design protection and registration, and how to use internet databases and resources to search for designs.

Articles

Four basic research methods for business start-ups

Discover four basic business research methods you can use to ascertain whether your new business idea has the potential to succeed in competitive markets.

How does the Intellectual Property Act 2014 affect me and my business?

What does the Intellectual Property Act 2014 cover? Find out how it is modernising UK intellectual property law, most notably design and patent laws.

What are intellectual property rights?

Discover the UK intellectual property (IP) rights available, ranging from your automatic intellectual property rights to those you have to apply for.

Fair use copyright explained

What constitutes fair dealing in UK copyright law? Discover the core areas of fair use, allowing for the lawful usage or reproduction of work without permission

All business articles