A workshop hosted by the Design Network North in partnership with HGF, Ward Hadaway and the Business & IP Centre Newcastle.

Protecting your intellectual property is essential for any designer, but it’s so easy to forget about it when you’re focused on creating products you’re proud of. The Design Network North has brought together regional IP experts – from Ward Hadaway Law Firm, intellectual property firm HGF and the Business & IP Centre Newcastle – to help you understand what you need to know to identify and protect your IP in the areas of fashion and design.

We begin the morning with a short introduction to IP then we split into two groups. Fashion designers, retailers and general creatives will benefit from ‘IP in Fashion and Creative Industries’. Product designers and manufacturers will find ‘IP in Design’ meets their needs.

After a quick coffee, delegates can choose between a workshop on ‘How to defend IP rights’, or ‘Protection whilst working in collaboration’.

8.30 – Arrival

9.00 – 9.30 – Introduction to IP talk

9.30 – 10.30 IP in Fashion and Creative Industries OR IP in Design

10.45- 11.45 –How to defend IP rights OR Protection whilst working in collaboration

11.45 – close – Networking

This is a great opportunity to learn and get free advice from IP experts.

Book your free place