1-1 Appointments with BIPC staff


Are you thinking of starting a business?

We can support and help you to develop your ideas and turn them into a successful business plan. During a one-to-one appointment BIPC Advisors can:

show you, business research tools (for example market research databases), industry guides and other library resources
highlight and refer you to other local business support

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Intellectual Property

Everyone has some form of Intellectual Property (IP) and when you start a business you will create IP. The value of this should not be overlooked and should be protected.
All businesses or creatives will have some IP, whether it’s an invention, brand, product, design, artwork, literature or even a database. These fall into 4 main categories:

  • Copyright (protects for example, artistic works and written works)
  • Trademarks (protects parts of a business brand, for example a logo, product name)
  • Patents (protects for example inventions/ new technologies that have a new way of doing something)
  • Registered and Unregistered Designs (protects the look of a product)

These 1-1 sessions can help you to understand what IP you have in in your business, how to protect it, give you an understanding of its hidden value and how to avoid infringing other people’s IP.

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