This is a 2-day in-person workshop, the cost shown covers both days.
The Crucible is DMU’s award-winning business incubation programme. Every year we take graduates and alumni through a year’s worth of mentoring and support – and this year, we’d like to help SMEs as well.
Take a look at the programme below, and book onto one or all of the courses. They are delivered at a low cost to you at the Innovation Centre on campus and last two days (9.30am-4pm each day). They will not be available online.
A lunch voucher at the value of £6.50 per day is included.
We only have a limited number of places available so they’ll be offered on a first-come, first-served basis and we’ll operate a reserve list. If you sign up and find you can’t make it, we ask that you let us know before hand so we can release your space to a person on the waiting list.
December 7 and 8 (9.30am-4pm each day): Intellectual Property with Gemma Ryan
Day 1 – Intellectual Property – The fundamentals
This course will provide you with the skills of identifying and recognising the Intellectual Property in your business, including Patents, Trade Marks, Copyright and Designs. By the end of the course you’ll have an action plan in place for obtaining protection (where available) and how to keep records for any unregistered rights.
Day 2 – Intellectual Property – Exploiting your assets
Following on from IP fundamentals you will know what assets your business has or plans to have in the future. During this course we will look at the options available to you to exploit those assets, by way of licencing or selling them to third parties; along with important information you need to know when considering such options.
Meet the Mentor
Gemma Ryan, Brand protection specialist / Intellectual Property Lawyer
Gemma is a dual qualified solicitor and chartered trademark attorney, and the founder of an Intellectual Property (IP) legal services start-up. Gemma has worked in legal services for 14 years and specialised in brand protection for close to a decade. She provides straightforward advice on trademarks, designs and copyright law. As a start-up herself, Gemma understands first-hand the challenges of starting a business and will guide you through the complex area of IP providing advice on how to protect your ideas and brand in the most cost-effective way.