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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Identify & Protect your Intellectual Property (online)

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Intellectual Property (IP) can be a valuable asset in your business. Join us for an overview of how you can identify, protect & use your IP.

Intellectual Property: what is it, and how can it be valuable to your business?

In this overview session we’ll look at how 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. We’ll cover:

  • 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

About Jo

Jo Lawrence is Senior Supervisor for Resources & Information at Exeter Library. After running a small business for 10 years, Jo has spent the last 7 years supporting small businesses through the BIPC.

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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May 9
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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