Most successful businesses, large or small, are built on well managed intangible assets or intellectual property (IP).

Businesses create and use intellectual property all the time, perhaps without realising it. The Value of your IP whether it’s a trade mark, patent, design, copyright or trade secret can far outweigh the value of your physical assets.

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) helps businesses, innovators and entrepreneurs understand how IP can create value from their ideas, turning inspiration into sustainable business success.

The workshop aims to give participants a good overview of intellectual property and how it can impact on SMEs.

Aim of the Course

Attendees will gain a good understanding of different types of IP, what IP they already have and how to protect their assets. Participants on this course will be able to:

  • Describe the different types of IP available
  • Say what should be covered in an IPA audit
  • Explain the benefits of incorporating IP within a business strategy
  • Understand better how to use IP when researching a licensee or negotiating licensing agreements
  • Discuss IP issues with more knowledge and confidence
  • Identify potential IP issues
  • Know where and when to seek further advice


Eligibility/who should attend

Places are limited to one delegate per company. You must be looking to increase your overseas market access.

Delegates should be exporters or those new to exporting. This event is not suitable for agencies or intermediaries e.g. web developers/agencies, consultancies, international business development agencies etc.


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) notice:

This event is planned and delivered by Newable Ltd in partnership with the Department for International Trade (DIT).

This event is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund. As a result, a range of data points must be collected to assess your eligibility to attend this funded event. To comply with ERDF funding requirements, Newable and ERDF project delivery partners collect and store your registration data for European Commission auditing and project evaluation purposes until 2033 before all records are destroyed.

Newable will share your personal data and business information with the Department for International Trade (DIT). Information regarding the use and processing of personal data by the Department for International Trade (DIT) can be found here

Newable will not share your data with any other third parties that are not involved with the delivery of the event or funding of the project. You can see our full privacy policy here.