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D2N2 Growth Hub: Intellectual Property (IP) – Make it work for you

14 March, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop is delivered in partnership between D2N2 Growth Hub and Swindell & Pearson Ltd and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.  In short, businesses create and use IP all the time, perhaps without realising it.  Whether it is the name of your company, branded products, website or even marketing materials, the value of IP can far outweigh the value of your physical assets.

What’s on offer?

This workshop is delivered by leading experts in this field.  It therefore represents an ideal opportunity to find out how your business could benefit from making the most of your IP.  And also ensuring you are taking financial advantage of what it offers.

The following topics will be covered:

  • ‘Introduction to IP’ – what is IP, where to access online support, international scale – delivered by Gary Townley from the Intellectual Property Office
  • Trademarking – what to trademark, enforcement, potential issues – Swindell & Pearson
  • Implications of Brexit – managing an international strategy – Swindell & Pearson
  • The support of an Attorney – what can they provide? – Swindell & Pearson

Who is it for?

This workshop is open to SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, including business advisers and coaches, accountants, those working in the financial sector and mentors.


  • 9am – 9.30am: Registration, tea and coffee, breakfast rolls and networking
  • 9.30am: Introduction to the D2N2 Growth Hub
  • 9.40am: Workshop presentation
  • 11am: Tea and coffee break
  • 11.15am: Workshop presentation
  • 12 noon: Finish

Expert presenters

Swindell & Pearson


Swindell & Pearson have been serving their clients’ patent and trademark needs for over 130 years.  Furthermore, they are one of the United Kingdom’s leading specialists in patents and trademarks.  Moreover, they provide services to companies, academic institutions, government agencies and individuals.

They are experts at securing and enforcing patents and trademarks across the world and at defending their clients against others’ patents and trademarks.  Some of the world’s leading multi-national companies trust their attorneys with their patent and trademark portfolios.

They have been recommended in the 2018 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR) – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.  Praised for its “client care” and ability to “create and drive IP value”.  Read moreView Swindell & Pearson’s website.

Intellectual Property Office

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The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the official UK government body responsible for intellectual property (IP) rights including patents, designs, trademarks and copyright.

Further information and registration

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This workshop is part-funded via the European Regional Development Fund.  We are therefore required to evidence that you are a small to medium enterprise (SME).  There will be a couple of forms that will need to be completed either prior to the event or on the day.  And these will be sent to you once you have registered.  One form is to ensure you are a small to medium enterprise.  While the second is to capture any business support you have received over the last 3 years in order to ensure you haven’t exceeded €200,000.  If you have previously completed these forms at a Growth Hub event you will not have to complete another set.  Since this is a free event, demand is bound to be strong.  So don’t delay, register today.


14 March
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


D2N2 Growth Hub


Derbyshire Cricket Ground
The 3aaa County Ground, Nottingham Road
Derby, Derbyshire DE21 6DA United Kingdom
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01332 388101


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