Business & IP Centre Devon


The Business & IP Centre at Exeter and Barnstaple Libraries host a range of events and workshops to suit start-ups, entrepreneurs or businesses looking to learn new skills or research their industry.

Webinars run weekly on a variety of subjects and are a great way to get an overview of a new topic, or a refresher which can help you to look at your business plan in a new light. Whether you’re just starting out or an established business looking to grow, our webinars are useful, inspiring and informative.

One-to-ones are useful for enquiring about how you can access business information and support, to discuss a problem or question you have in a specific area of your business, or to find out more about Intellectual Property. Find out more information on our 1-to-1s page.

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Bedroom to Business: Identify & Protect your Intellectual Property (ONLINE)

September 23, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Intellectual Property: what do you have in your business? How is it valuable? And what steps can you take to protect your IP?

An awareness of intellectual property (IP) from the very start of can help you build your business and avoid costly problems further down the line. In this session, we’ll look at:

  • What is intellectual property (IP)?
  • How can it be valuable (or costly)?
  • Identifying the intellectual property in your business.
  • Different ways of protecting your IP – with copyright, trademarks, designs, patents & more.
  • Where to get further support

This event is part of our Bedroom to Business Course, to sign up for the other events in the course go to:

Please send any questions you have prior to the session to

About Rachel

Rachel Oakes is BIPC Devon’s Information Specialist. A Chartered Librarian, with a background in business information in both academic and public libraries, she has also run her own small business.

Booking/Joining information

Zoom webinar – details will be sent to you 2 hours before the session via email.

The session will be recorded for BIPC Devon’s archive. You are free to leave your cameras on or turn them off as you prefer. There will be a chance to ask questions during the session, which you can do via video/audio or by using the Zoom chat function.

If there is anything we can do to help you access this session more easily, please do get in touch at

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September 23, 2022
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