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Intellectual Property (IP) is a mystery to most businesses, but it shouldn’t be. Where there is investment of time, effort and money in creating anything, there is IP. It can be exploited by a business to maintain its leading edge or sold as an asset in its own right. Conversely, IP owned by others might present a risk which can have very serious consequences for your business.
Whether you’re just starting out or you’re well-established, IP is relevant to your business and mustn’t be ignored. From new inventions, brand names and even copy on your website, don’t underestimate the value of this invisible asset and don’t be fooled by common misunderstandings that could lead to increased costs, complexities and dangers that could easily be avoided.
This workshop will provide practical advice on simple but common pitfalls in intellectual property – a highly valuable but often overlooked asset.
Gain practical insights into how to:
Avoid risks presented by IP
Recognise when to seek legal advice
This workshop will be hosted by Richard Bray and Joanne Goodchild. Please see below for full bio
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Graduating with a first class honours degree in physics, and with the highest marks in the graduating class, Richard was heavily involved in a placement project on liquid crystal molecular alignment techniques for use in LCDs at Sharp Laboratories of Europe.
Richard works with a very wide range of clients, from innovative universities, start-ups and spin-outs, through to globally-known household names in the fields of electronic consumer goods, defence, commerce, and foods products.
The variation of his client base provides unique challenges and working styles, which allows Richard to tailor his expert advice to the client.
Richard has a passion for helping people understand the world of intellectual property (IP), providing in-house, technology specific awareness training to clients, tutoring for The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA), and providing IP training for further academic institutions.
Jorandi supports clients from individuals and small start-up companies to multinational corporations in protecting, managing and enforcing their brands.
With more than 12 years’ experience working in intellectual property, Jorandi advises clients on the full spectrum of trade mark law and practice in the UK, throughout the EU and abroad. She handles all aspects of non-contentious trade mark matters, such as pre-filing and strategy advice, trade mark clearance, filing and prosecution, as well as contentious trade mark matters, including oppositions, invalidity and revocation actions, and advising on trade mark infringement matters. In addition Jorandi advises on Registered Designs and Copyright issues.
Jorandi is a Chartered UK and European Trade Mark Attorney, but also qualified as a solicitor in South Africa. Her significant experience in the field and varied background enables her to offer clients strategic and highly tailored advice according to their business needs.