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Intellectual Property Rights Workshop

25th February 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Intellectual Property Rights – Exploring the legal options, costs and requirements of protecting innovations, inventions and designs

What is this workshop about?
Copyright, trade marks, patents and designs – the core intellectual property (IP) rights – can provide essential protection for your business ideas and assets. Delivered by one of Cumbria’s leading experts, this interactive workshop will provide practical information on the legal IP issues which matter in practice. You will learn how to seize opportunities and maximise value, how to ensure rights are not lost and those created are protected, and to avoid infringing other company’s IP.

The workshop will be delivered by Adam Turley, a solicitor at Baines Wilson, who specialises in all aspects of intellectual property law. Adam assists companies with the protection, registration and enforcement of rights, the creation of brand protection strategies, as well as issues around ownership and commercialisation of intellectual property. Adam can also advise on the impact of Brexit on your IP.

This workshop is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for eligible businesses (see below) and there will be no charge to your business. A light buffet lunch will be provided at the start of the workshop with refreshments during the course of the afternoon.


12.45 Registration and light lunch

13.30 Introduction and welcome

  • What is IP
  • Why IP is valuable and should be protected
  • Why is IP litigation different – different courts, procedures etc.

13.40 Trade marks

  • What are they and what do they cover
  • Passing Off
  • What is it
  • What can it protect

14.20 Copyright

  • What is it and what does it cover
  • How it applies to businesses

14.40 Confidential Information / Trade Secrets

  • What qualifies as confidential information
  • How do you protect it

Litigation Procedure & Remedies

15.00 Break

15.30 Patents

  • What do they protect

16.00 Design Right

  • What can be protected
  • Lengths and type of protection – what’s the differences between the rights

16.30 How to Exploit Intellectual Property


Creating an IP Strategy

17.00 Conclusion, refreshments and networking

Who is eligible to attend?

This workshop is funded by the ERDF. It is open to small and medium sized businesses (SME’s) in Cumbria that meet ERDF eligibility criteria including:

  • Less than 250 FTE employees
  • Turnover less than 50m euros or balance sheet total less than 43m euros.
  • Primary focus is Business to Business (B2B) and may exclude Business to Consumer (B2C) retail activity; check if in doubt.
  • Certain sectors excluded e.g. nuclear and agriculture.

For further information, contact:

Glyn Griffiths – Senior Project Officer, Eco Innovation Cumbria


Tel: 01228 588467


25th February 2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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