Tuesday 31 December 2013

IP Clinics with a Difference

Between 15:00 and 17:00 on the last Wednesday of every month we shall hold IP clinics at 4-5 Gray's Inn Square. Between those hours we shall offer 4 free 30-minute slots where you can discuss any aspect of IP law with a barrister specializing in intellectual property, technology or media law.

Because we are barristers and not patent or trade mark attorneys our clinics are rather different from those run by the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys at the Intellectual Property Office every Tuesday evening or the Innovation Surgeries run by Ideas21 at the British Library. If you want to know more about what the different IP professions do, read my article "IP Professionals - who does what?"  9 Sept 2013,

We can advise you on IP generally, IP strategy, enforcement, responding to claims by third parties, licensing, joint ventures and so much more. Although we know about patent, trade mark or design registration we do not do that work ourselves. If it appears to us that you we may need a patent, trade mark, registered design or other professional's services, we would introduce you to one of the patent or trade mark attorneys or other professionals on our panel.

We can also advise you of some of the other resources that are available such as the Business and IP Centre of the British Library and the three inventors' clubs in London. We can guide you to some of the useful on-line materials that are published by the Intellectual Property Office, European Patent Office, World Intellectual Property Office, Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys and, of course, ourselves.

If you want to book a 30 minute slot on the 29 Jan, 26 Feb or 28 March please call Linda on 020 7404 5252 or complete our booking form.

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