Mar 25

Intellectual Property Business Clinic and Networking Event

at blick studios, Belfast

The first of a series of FREE clinics and events being offered at Blick studios for companies working within the creative industries.

This half day event will focus on Intellectual Property.

Protecting your business, your technology, brand and/or business name. Many businesses are more vulnerable than they realise, especially if they are moving into new international markets. Or perhaps there are avenues to increase your profitability by using what makes you unique.

This event addresses both of these issues, by helping you to answer the following questions:

  • Do I need to do more to protect my company name? What are the risks of not having my company name protected?
  • Is my business at risk because of unprotected intellectual property, particularly in foreign markets?
  • Is there any way that I can increase the profitability of my business by using my Intellectual Property better?
  • Do I need to protect my designs/ ideas/ trademarks? What is the best way I can protect my ideas?

The event is in two parts. You can pick which parts of the event are most applicable to you, e.g. Come to parts 1 and 2 or either of the parts.


A half day clinic facilitated by leading Intellectual Property experts Rory Campbell (, Alan Wallace (, Colin Graham ( and Dr Edward O’Gorman ( The clinic will begin with short presentations and interactive Q&A sessions with each of the experts. Participants will then get the opportunity to meet one on one with the experts.


The event will then finish with a unique real-life insight into Intellectual Property when setting up and growing a creative business with Peter Shields from Etain-software ( a custom software development & web design company based in the heart of Belfast talking about his experience. Followed by networking opportunities

Lunch and refreshments are included


9.30 am – 10.00am registration and buffet breakfast

10.00 – 11.30am presentations and Q+A sessions Rory Campbell ( ) Alan Wallace ( ) Dr Edward O’Gorman ( )

11.30 am – 12.30pm Individual appointments with experts and networking lunch

12.30 - 1.30pm Peter Shields from Etain-software ( ) followed by networking and lunch

This event is funded by Belfast City Council with support from the European Union Regional Development Fund through the Northern Ireland Sustainable Competitiveness Programme.

It is free but places are limited, so please e-mail to register your place or telephone 028 9020 7832

Event added about 8 years ago by Christine James
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