Thursday 13 July - 08:30 to 12:00
Protecting your IP: Fashion and Design
Protecting your intellectual property is essential for any designer, but it’s so easy to forget about it when you’re focused on creating products you’re proud of. We’ve brought together regional IP experts, including Ward Hadaway Law Firm, intellectual property firm HGF, Business & IP Centre Newcastle and the Intellectual Property Office, to help you to understand what you need to know to identify and protect your IP, in the areas of fashion and design.
We begin the morning with a short introduction to IP for designers, then we split into two groups. Fashion designers, retailers and general creatives will benefit from ‘IP in Fashion and Creative Industries’. Product designers and manufacturers will find ‘IP in Design’ meets their needs.
After a quick coffee, delegates can choose between a workshop on ‘How to defend IP rights’, or ‘Protection whilst working in collaboration’.
8.30 - Arrival
9.00 – 9.30 – Introduction to IP talk
9.30 – 10.30 IP in Fashion and Creative Industries OR IP in Design
10.45- 11.45 –How to defend IP rights OR Protection whilst working in collaboration
11.45 – close – Networking
This is a great opportunity to learn and get free advice from IP experts.