In today’s knowledge-based economy, intangible assets such as brands, innovative products and services, trade secrets, inventions and the look of a product, can in many cases represent significant assets that the business has.
This webinar will cover the four main areas of intellectual property (trade marks, patents, designs and copyright) and how to protect intellectual property rights. It’s a great opportunity to receive the latest information and advice on IP - direct from the Intellectual Property Office.
The session will draw on real examples to put you in a better position to talk with confidence on the subject and also discuss a range of free support materials available to help both you and your clients.
If you come along you will:
Gain a better understanding of what a trade mark is and how it differs from the registration of a limited company.
Find out about copyright ownership. Who owns the IP material (reports, written financial forecasts etc.) that you create for your clients. Who owns the IP rights in a business web site, a logo, plans, reports?
Build your understanding linking innovation to intellectual property and in turn potential benefits from R&D tax credits and patent Box.
Find out about a range of FREE online support available to both you and your clients.
Nikki Evans is Head of IP in Finance at the Intellectual Property Office.
She is a Chartered Accountant with many years of experience in various finance roles across the private, public and charity sectors. Nikki has previously worked in corporate finance, leading the acquisition of a number of businesses where the IP was a significant factor in the deal.
Dave Hopkins is a Policy Advisor for the West of England at the Intellectual Property Office. Dave has had a successful career within the Office spanning over 25 years. He has been employed in several key roles including work with finance sector.
Dave has delivered several briefings for the accountancy profession and has had a number of articles published within membership magazines. Prior to joining the Office Dave worked in a broad range of private sector organisations in the manufacturing, service and distribution sectors.