Entrepreneurs given insight into patenting

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Patent and trade mark attorney Franks & Co is teaming up with the British Library’s business and intellectual property centre and Sheffield Library to give entrepreneurs an insight into business and intellectual property.

The trio are to host a fringe event at Creative Sheffield’s Fountain Precinct headquarters on the Friday of MADE: The Entrepreneur Festival, entitled Intellectual Property – Trade Secrets to Success.

“Peter Jones, one of the ‘dragons’ on the popular television series Dragon’s Den, will be speaking at the MADE Festival. One of the questions the Dragons ask the entrepreneurs pitching for investment time and time again is, ‘do you have a patent or patent-pending for your product?’” said a Franks & Co spokesman.

“Failing to protect your IP leaves a business wide open for others to copy your products and processes.”

Tickets for the event, which takes place on takes place on Friday, September 21 can be booked online at http://madeipfringe.eventbrite.co.uk or by contacting Rachel Biggin at Franks & Co, tel 0114 249 9888.