Intellectual Property Workshop Create and Protect Your Business Brand

Date:        28th May 2013 (Tuesday)
Time:       11.00 a.m. to 12.30 pm (registration 10.45)
At:            The Westminster Enterprise Centre 59 Elgin Avenue London W9 2DB (entrance on Chippenham Road)

You are invited to a FREE seminar covering the four main areas of intellectual property (trade marks, patents, designs and copyright) and how to protect your Intellectual Property rights.  It’s a great opportunity for all businesses, looking for the latest information and advice on IP.  Direct from the Intellectual Property Office.
This key seminar provides:
•    a better understanding of  the importance and relationship between trademarks and brands
•    details on how to make the most of your business’s Intellectual Property
•    more awareness of the other forms of intellectual property such as patents, design and copyright?
3 Key Questions:
1.    Do you own your trading name?  You may for example have a limited company and a matching domain name and yet still be infringing some ones trade mark?

2.    Do you own your own web site?  Are you aware of the rules of copyright ownership?  In a recent survey 74% of businesses where unsure of who owned the copyright in their business when it was created by a third party?

3.    Once you identify and secure ownership of the IP within your business you have the potential to fully exploit it.  Many businesses are now for example successfully franchising their business, could you?

This event will answer your questions.  It will introduce you to the world of IP.  Demonstrate how it can be used to benefit your business.  Hear plenty of practical examples.  You will be signposted on your journey for instance by, utilising the IPO free health check and online search facilities.

Can you afford to miss the opportunity to secure the future of your business?
Why not take time out from your busy schedule to come along to an event that will make a difference.

This workshop is FREE for those who are resident in Westminster

Book today

Call Kim Sadler at PDT
020 7266 0636
Email: kim@pdt.org.uk

Guest Speaker Profiles:
One or both of the following experts are coming to the WEC:
Gary Townley, Business Events Manager, Intellectual Property Office Gary joined the Office in 1982 working originally in Southampton Buildings, London, in the Patents Directorate.  He helped in the relocation of the IPO to Newport South Wales, training new staff before becoming head of the Patent Enquiry Unit. Gary joined the Business Outreach and Education team in 1999 and regularly provides Intellectual Property training at workshops, seminars and conferences, and is the current editor of IPInsight, the monthly E-newsletter for the IPO.

Love Your Market

Love Your Local Market – 15 – 29 May 2013
Markets involved are Berwick Street, Church Street, Strutton Ground and Tachbrook Street.
In Westminster, there will be opportunities for new stallholders to ‘Trade for a Fiver’ during the campaign.
Becoming a Market Trader
There are 5 markets in Westminster where you require a permanent licence to trade:
Berwick Street W1
This is one of the oldest markets in the country, steeped in history and located in the heart of Soho.  For further details about this market please click here
Open: Monday to Saturday, 8am – 6pm
What you can buy:
•    Fruit and veg
•    Vintage clothing
•    Fresh bread & cakes
•    Various hot food including: Vietnamese; Falafel; Chinese; Mexican & Moroccan burritos
Church Street NW8
Located in the diverse area near Edgware Road, this market is particularly vibrant on Saturdays when it boasts more than 200 pitches.  For further details about this market please click here
Open: Monday to Saturday, 8am – 6pm
What you can buy:
•    Clothing
•    Clothing accessories
•    Household goods
•    Jewellery
•    Luggage
•    Leather goods
•    Fish
•    Hot food
•    Fruit and veg
Rupert Street W1
Although currently quite a small market, it has some exciting food stalls with other traders due to commence soon.
Open: Monday to Saturday, 8am – 6pm
What you can buy:
•    Mexican burritos
•    Moroccan burritos
•    Thai food
Strutton Ground SW1
A bustling lunchtime market that serves many surrounding offices as well as local residents and tourists.  For further details about this market please click here
Open: Monday to Friday, 8am – 2.30pm
What you can buy:
•    Hot food and coffee
•    Clothing
•    Clothing accessories
•    Luggage
•    Leather goods
•    Jewellery
•    Fashion accessories
Tachbrook Street SW1
Run by Westminster Artisans this market has grown significantly in the last two years, selling a mixture of staple and luxury foods.  For further details about this market please click here
Open: Monday to Saturday, 8am – 6pm
What you can buy:
•    Fish
•    Meat
•    Cheeses
•    Fruit and veg
•    Household goods
•    Footwear
•    Variety of hot food

Useful information about applying for a permanent licence
If you are interested in applying to trade in one of Westminster’s markets, please read the leaflet becoming a permanent market trader before applying. This outlines the process for applying and the latest details on what commodities we will licence traders to sell at each of the markets. For further details with regards to availability and commodities, please check the latest availability and commodities for each Market.