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Enabling Innovation: Intellectual Property (IP) for SMEs

14 September, 2018, 8:45 am - 3:30 pm

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Join the Legal Advice Centre for a seminar on IP and how to protect your business innovations.  Nottingham Trent University invites local small and medium organisations from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to this Enabling Innovation event exploring Intellectual Property (IP).  Furthermore, experts from Mills & Reeve will also be presenting.

Topics covered

  • What are Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs)
  • Patents
  • Trade Marks
  • Protecting Designs
  • Copyright
  • Generating value from IPR

Delegates will also have the opportunity to sign up to a 1-to-1 session with our experts from 3:30 pm.  In order to book your slot before the event, please contact Carlota Gonzalez Laynez.

Expert speakers

This IP session will be presented by Mark Pearce and Natalie Welch from Mills & Reeve.  Mark is a former physicist who has been advising clients on the protection and exploitation of their IPRs for over 30 years.  Moreover, his clients range from start-ups to multinationals.

Furthermore, Natalie specialises in advising clients on the enforcement of IPRs and has experience of both High Court and IPEC proceedings.

What’s on offer?

This informative session is a great opportunity for SMEs to discover more about how NTU can help their business with legal and innovation support.  The event is free to attend for all businesses eligible for the Enabling Innovation programme and refreshments will also be provided.

The programme

  • 8:45 – Registration and breakfast
  • 9:00 – Welcome, introduction to NLS Legal Advice Centre and Enabling Innovation
  • 9:30 – What are IPRs
  • 10:30 – Coffee break and networking
  • 10:50 – Patents, trade marks and designs
  • 12:30 – Lunch
  • 13:00 – Copyright and Confidential Information
  • 14:00 – Enforcement, freedom to operate and generating value from IPR
    Strategies for being Brexit ready
  • 15:30 – 1-to-1 sessions (optional)

Further information and registration

While this is a FREE event, spaces are limited.  So don’t delay, book your place today.  Please note that the booking deadline for this event is Thursday 13 September 2018 at 5.00 pm.

Our events are repeated throughout the year.  In order to find out more about when you can join our events, contact the Legal Advice Centre.  Lunch and refreshments will also be provided.

In order to attend this event you must be eligible for support from the Enabling Innovation programme, which supports SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Enabling Innovation is a three-year collaboration between Nottingham Trent University, the University of Nottingham, and the University of Derby.  In short, Enabling Innovation supports SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to innovate.  It is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).


14 September, 2018
8:45 am - 3:30 pm


Nottingham Trent University


Park Plaza Nottingham
41 Maid Marian Way
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 6JD United Kingdom
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0844 415 6730


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