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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Copyright and Trade Marks: an intro for startups and small businesses

May 27, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

An introduction to copyright and trade marks in the UK, and how you can use them to protect the intellectual property in your business.

As you build your business, you’re creating so much! From the words in your website, to your brand name and logo, your products themselves, new inventions perhaps – even the look of your packaging. In this workshop, we’ll give a brief overview of the different types of Intellectual Property (IP), then focus in on Copyright and Trade Marks, the two most common rights you can use. It’s never too early to start thinking about your IP, and a little planning now can help stave off problems in the future.

In this hour-long session, we’ll look at Copyright, which covers creative works (including words, text, images, photographs, software) and Trade Marks, which protect your brand (including names, slogans, logos etc)

  • types of Intellectual Property (IP)
  • what copyright covers, and how it protects your work
  • who owns the copyright
  • using other people’s copyright
  • trade marks
  • what you can and can’t register
  • the trade mark registration process
  • searching for similar/existing trade marks
  • trade mark classification
  • unregistered trade marks

By the end of this session, you’ll be better placed to identify the intellectual property in your business and see how you can use it as an asset.

Booking/Joining information

This is a Zoom webinar – details will be sent to you 24 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 throughout the session, which you can do by using the Zoom chat function or your microphone.

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

Booking Details

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May 27, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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