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There are numerous events throughout the UK and abroad which have an intellectual property or business focus. The calendar is updated regularly so keep checking it to see what’s new.

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The events team

We offer support to business through workshops and tailored seminars. These give an overview of intellectual property (IP) and how it can help businesses

Events cover;

  • general or tailored content
  • trademarks
  • patents
  • copyright
  • designs

For more information please visit our web page at Intellectual Property Events or by e-mailing market@ipo.gov.uk

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We are responsible for making sure our patent examiners are expert in the technologies relevant to patent applications. We have good training relationships with British universities.

We also arrange technical visits to the UK research and development facilities of our patent customers. If you’d like to offer a technical visit or a technical talk on your latest innovations, please contact us by phone on 01633 814545 or by e-mailing technical.training@ipo.gov.uk

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Representatives meet regularly with our patent customers to keep them informed of our latest policies and working practices, and to gather feedback on our services. If you’d like to take part in our customer visit programme, please contact us by phone on 01633 813886 or by emailing customervisits@ipo.gov.uk

Published 23 September 2014
Last updated 16 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. July 18 get a taste for IP, July 25 HMRC Webinar, 25 July How to protect IP abroad, 4 September HMRC Webinar, 27 September How to protect IP Abroad and 28 to 29 September Mums Enterprise.
  2. Out of date event entries removed.
  3. New event: New Designers 2018 (27 June to 7 July 2018) added.
  4. New event Intellectual Property in the Food and Drink Sector (7 June 2018) added.
  5. Event Praxis Auril Conference 2018 (16 to 18 May 2018) added.
  6. Event Everyone Owns IP....What do you own? (23 May 2018) added.
  7. Event 18 to 20 September 2018 fully booked.
  8. Event Digital IP workshop (13 June 2018) added.
  9. Webinar HMRC, Companies House and Intellectual Property Office - working together for you (24 May 2018) added.
  10. Removed event for 15th March 2018.
  11. HMRC, Companies House and Intellectual Property Office - working together for you, 20 March 2018.
  12. Inventors Day 24 February 2018.
  13. New event Intellectual Property: Make it work for you (14 March 2018) added.
  14. New event Everyone Owns IP....What do you own? on 24 April 2018 added.
  15. Everyone Owns IP....What do you own? the date has changed from 6 March 2018 and will now take place on 23 May 2018.
  16. New events Intellectual property workshop for digital and creative business (7 February 2018) and Protecting your intellectual property (22 March 2018) added.
  17. New event Confidence to innovate: know your intellectual property (14 March 2018) added.
  18. Freedom To Operate Search And Analysis (14 March 2018), Intellectual Property in the food and drink sector (6 June 2018) and Commercial Patent Search And Analysis and IP Matters (18 October 2018).
  19. Events added for 1st and 15th February.
  20. IP Master class added for 18 - 20 September.
  21. Updated event 17-19 April as fully booked
  22. New events added for 2018.
  23. ECL consultation events added for January.
  24. Business Funding Show 2018 event and IP Master Class for January added.
  25. Event added for 16th January 2018
  26. Event for March 6 2018 added.
  27. New event Everyone owns IP...what do you own? (16 January 2018) added.
  28. New event 'A briefing for Accounting Professionals' added for November.
  29. Freedom to Operate: How to Assess Third Party IP Training added.
  30. Webinars for November and December 2017 added.
  31. New events added for 2017 and 2018.
  32. New Master class date (19 to 21 June 2018) added.
  33. IP clinic for 24 October added.
  34. Event UPC and Unitary Patents: Practical Tips for Technology Transfer the date has changed from the 5 October 2017 to 16 October 2017.
  35. New events added for 2017.
  36. Master class event 17-19 October fully booked.
  37. New events The B2B Exhibition 2017 (12 October 2017) and The Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2017 (28 to 29 October 2017) added.
  38. New event Everyone owns IP...what do you own? (7 November 2017) added.
  39. New events for September, October and November added.
  40. New event, Everyone owns IP, added for October.
  41. New event, Accounting Live, added for November.
  42. IP Master Class 12 to 14 September is fully booked and China IP Roadshow 2017 (18 - 20 September 2017) added.
  43. New event Food & drink IP workshop (28 September 2017) added.
  44. New event UPC and Unitary Patents: Practical Tips for Technology Transfer added.
  45. IP Master Class events added for January and April 2018.
  46. New events added for August, September and October 2017 and March 2018.
  47. New event Brand & Company Name (24 August 2017) added.
  48. Events for 6 July (Companies House First Time Director Seminar- Birmingham), 11 July (Fareham Innovation and Business Support Event) and 6 September 2017 (Companies House First Time Directors Seminar).
  49. Every one owns IP: Digital workshop flyer and Every one owns IP: General workshop flyer added.
  50. New event: What IP do you own 2 2017? (6 July 2017) added.
  51. Uploaded technical training and Customer Visits Programme services
  52. Events Team services description
  53. Added to calendar: Business event in Hereford for 13 June 2017 and Sefton Economic Forum: The Future for Business is Digital in Liverpool for 19 May 2017.
  54. New Intellectual Property clinic date added.
  55. New events for the month of June 2017 added.
  56. New event: World IP Day 2017 (26 April 2017) added.
  57. New event: Everyone owns IP... what do you own? (12 May 2017) added.
  58. New events First Time Director seminars (Maidstone, 19 April 2017), (Crawley, 20 April 2017) and (Newcastle, 3 May 2017) added.
  59. Yorkshire business market date amended to 24 April 2017.
  60. New event #BizTalks presents: How to protect your business ideas at home and abroad (7 June 2017) added.
  61. New event Everyone own IP...what do you own? (25 April 2017) added.
  62. New event Intellectual Property clinic (4 April 2017) added.
  63. New events: Midlands Expo, Hammersmith & Fulham means business, Liverpool business fair, Welwyn Garden City means business, Yorkshire business market, Greater Manchester business fair, Kent vision live, Thames Valley expo, Business Start-up, West Sussex business expo and Greater Manchester business expo added.
  64. New event Protect your IP abroad (14 March 2017) added.
  65. New event Managing IP in Cleantech R & D with External Funders and Partners (8 March 2017) added.
  66. New event Every business owns Intellectual Property: What do you own? (14 March 2017) added.
  67. New event When is the right time to file a patent application (23 March 2017) added.
  68. The correct date for New event Everyone Owns IP....What do you own? is (22 February 2017).
  69. New event Everyone Owns IP....What do you own? (23 February 2017) added.
  70. New events Everyone owns IP workshop (7 February 2017), IP matters, (22 March 2017), IP and commercialisation (22 March 2017), Commercial patent search and analysis (23 March 2017) and Freedom to operate search and analysis (23 March 2107) added.
  71. New event Intellectual property clinics (14 February 2017) added.
  72. Intellectual Property, Funding and Commercial Legal Issues for Startups (23 February 2017) added.
  73. IP Master class London April 2017, now fully booked.
  74. New event Everyone owns IP...what do you own (26 January 2017) added.
  75. New events for the months January, February, March and April added.
  76. Event for Middlesbrough 8 December added.
  77. New event added, 'When is the right time to file a patent application' - 29 November 2016, Oxford.
  78. New event Everyone owns IP....what do you own (Exeter) (29 November 2016) added.
  79. New event CIPA clinic (29 November 2016) added.
  80. New event Everyone owns IP... what do you own? (29 November 2016) added.
  81. New event Everyone owns IP: How does it effect you (14 November 2016) added.
  82. New event Buckinghamshire Digital Summit 2016 (19 October 2016), Intellectual Property and Commercial Legal Issues for Startups (3 November 2016) and Enforcing IP on a Budget (23 November 2016) added.
  83. New event Oxford Business Growth (16 November 2016) added.
  84. New dates for the Intellectual property training course: IP Master Class added.
  85. New event How intellectual property (IP) helps protect and grow your business (7 November 2016) added.
  86. New event How Intellectual Property (IP) helps protect and grow your business, 7 November 2016 added.
  87. New events Intellectual Property: The value within (15 November 2016) and Intellectual Property Office: What you need to know about Trademarks and why (Webinar) (30 November 2016) added.
  88. New event Intellectual Property - The value within (27 September 2016) added.
  89. Events calendar updated with new events added for September, October and November.
  90. Event added for Colchester, 13 October 2016.
  91. Events calendar updated with new events added for August, September, October and November.
  92. Event added for Brighton, 7 September 2016.
  93. Masterclass event (13 to 15 September 2016 and 4 to 6 October 2016) added.
  94. New event Ag Eng Innovation: Turning ideas into profit (16 November 2016) added.
  95. New event Know before you go: Intellectual property in China webinar (8 July 2016) added.
  96. New event Everyone owns IP - What do you own (16 September 2016) added.
  97. Events calendar updated with new events added for August and October.
  98. New event 27 June 2016 added.
  99. New event added for 20 June.
  100. New event Every one own IP, what do you own (6 October 2016) added.
  101. New events added to the calendar for London (21 June 2016, 12 July 2016 and 13 October 2016).
  102. New events for July, August, September and October added.
  103. New events for June and July added.
  104. New event Everyone Owns IP...What do you own (6 July 2016) added.
  105. New event CIPA clinic (12 July 2016) added.
  106. New event European Open Science Forum (ESOF) (23 to 27 July 2016) added.
  107. New event BECTU Freelancers’ Fair 2016 (27 May 2016) added.
  108. New event 1st Cambridge information and intellectual property meeting (13 July 2016) added.
  109. New events added to the calendar for Manchester (17 May 2016) Liverpool (26 May 2016) and Birmingham (23 June 2016).
  110. New event OHIM workhop (17 May 2016) added.
  111. New event Cyber attacks: the myths debunked, the realities explained (30 June 2016) added.
  112. New events for May in London, Kent, Cardiff, Cheltenham and Newmarket added.
  113. New event China: Exporting, Intellectual Property for the Creative/Tech Industries (19 April 2016) added.
  114. New events added to the calendar for Londonderry, Belfast and Southampton.
  115. New event Finest intellectual property - the value within (13 May 2016) added.
  116. New event added: Understanding IP - An interactive workshop, Blackburn on 5 May 2016.
  117. New event Rugby Breakfast: Growing Your Business in 16/17 (22 April 2016) added.
  118. New CIPA clinic event (26 April 2016) added.
  119. New event Intellectual Property: Snakes and Ladders for Startups (19 April 2016) added.
  120. IP and Cyber Security event added 18 May.
  121. New event 3D printing, identifying the opportunities and exploring the IP challenges (14 April 2016) added.
  122. New events LES Scotland World IP Day Dinner (21 April 2016) and The Ninth Annual World Intellectual Property Day Conference (22 April 2016) added.
  123. New event Intellectual Property Office - Digital Creative Workshop (7 April 2016) added.
  124. Event added 'The IP Magnet Challenge: Intellectual Property Data Hackathon' for 12 March 2016.
  125. New event Understanding IP - An interactive workshop (12 April 2016) added.
  126. New event Banks BHG - Intellectual Property Breakfast 92 March 2016) added
  127. New event Intellectual property and exporting to China (26 February 2016, Edinburgh) added.
  128. New events Know before you go: Intellectual property in China (26 February 2016) and World Intellectual Property day celebration (26 April 2016) added.
  129. The value within - An introduction to exploiting intellectual property (25 February 2016 ) and China business conference (22 March 2016) added.
  130. New events 2nd ACID China IP group round table breakfast symposium (24 February 2016) and Understanding how to protect intellectual property in China (25 February 2016) added.
  131. IP Master Class (12 to 14 July 2016) added.
  132. Event added for 24 February 10am to 1pm, "Speed mentoring: grow your business online", London.
  133. Webinar (Intellectual Property explained) 18 February 2016 added.
  134. CIPA clinic (23 February 2016) and IP Master Class (14 to 16 June 2016) added.
  135. Evening Symposium: Intellectual Property in China (24 February 2016) added.
  136. New events The value within - an introduction to exploiting intellectual property (25 February 2016) and IoD West Midlands world Intellectual property day (26 April 2016) added.
  137. Boost your Brand IQ (3 February 2016) event added.
  138. Venturefest East Midlands 2016 (16 March 2016) event added.
  139. Using Intellectual Property to help businesses grow (1 March 2016) event added.
  140. Every business own intellectual property event (24 February 2016) added.
  141. Buy Yorkshire 2016 (17 to 18 May 2016) event added.
  142. New events for January and February 2016 added.
  143. New events for 26 and 27 April 2016 added.
  144. Everyone owns IP... What do you own? in Halifax (12 January 2016) added.
  145. Copyright for family history events 20 January 2016 and 9 November 2016 added.
  146. Event added 27 November.
  147. The Northern Ireland Master Class is now fulled booked.
  148. New event: Hands on trade mark searching (18 November 2015) added.
  149. Cancelled and removed event: Get It Right First Time, Stirling, 10 November.
  150. New event: Innovate and Protect Event (24 November 2015) added.
  151. Events calendar updated with new events added.
  152. New event Intellectual Property - What do you really own? (17 November 2015) added.
  153. New events for Protecting Your IP when Crowdfunding (11 November 2015) and Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs - Oxford (26 November 2015) added.
  154. New IP Master class course for London (10 to 12 May 2016) added.
  155. New IP Master Class event on 19 to 21 January 2016 added.
  156. October 12-14 European Women Inventors and Innovators Network Exhibition, October 13 Liverpool Biz Expo, October 13-15 The Brand Licensing Show, October 14 Business and Technology show, October 21-24 The British Invention Show, October 22 Festival of Female Entrepreneurs, October 28 First Time Directors, added.
  157. New event CIPA clinic (10 November 2015) added.
  158. Technology forum intellectual property: Generating value at home and overseas event (8 October 2015) added.
  159. Third UK-China IP symposium promotes IP protection across borders event (21 October 2015, London) added.
  160. The event "Every Business Owns IP, What do you own?", has been changed from 8 September to 8 October 2015.
  161. New event added: IPO mediation webinar, 22 September.
  162. New event added. Designing the digital economy, 10 September 2015.
  163. Updated CIPA clinic for 8th September to fully booked.
  164. Funding for innovation for creative enterprises events 11 September 2015 (London) and 22 September 2015 (Brighton) added.
  165. 2 events added. Briefing for Accounting Professionals by the Intellectual Property Office and Companies House: 20 October 2015, Southampton. 2 December 2015, London.
  166. New event added: Intellectual property and the importance of driving your business, 2 September 2015, Birmingham.
  167. Get It Right First Time events for Gloucester and Scotland, Venturefest events for Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle, Woking Means Business and Stockport Business Expo events added.
  168. New events for 18 and 25 September 2015 and 20, 21 and 23 October 2015 added.
  169. A Briefing for Accounting Professionals by the Intellectual Property Office and Companies House Event (24 November 2015) added.
  170. IP webinar on patent protection in China event (19 August 2015) added.
  171. UK-China copyright week event 31 August to 2 September 2015 added.
  172. The IPO is hosting Get It Right First Time event in Liverpool on 9 December 2015.
  173. Added: 23 September, Pharma Leaders IP Conference 2015, London.
  174. Get it right: first time event (15 September 2015) added.
  175. New event CIPA clinic 8 September 2015 added.
  176. Events calendar updated.
  177. CBBC Webinar - IP Protection for British Design in China, 29 July.
  178. New event added 'Funding for innovation for creative enterprises' - 9 July Manchester
  179. Event added, July 6 London.
  180. Online Patent Enforcement event for 7 July added.
  181. Central London master class now fully booked, 15 to 17 July.
  182. CIPA clinic 7 July Newport added to calendar.
  183. New events added for July.
  184. New events added.
  185. Event for the 25 June 2015 in Wrexham has been cancelled.
  186. Event for 23 June 2015 for IP & Film in China added.
  187. Intellectual property insurance for business and building confidence to innovate (2 July 2015) updated.
  188. The date of UPC court fees consultation is 23 June 2015, previous note was 31 July 2015.
  189. Intellectual property insurance for business and building confidence to innovate (2 July 2015) and UPC court fees consultation (31 July 2015).
  190. Made In Bury event (18 June 2015) added.
  191. IP Masterclass, 15-17 July, London - marked as fully booked.
  192. From design to Growth event (4 June 2015) added.
  193. Digital Creative Business Intellectual Property Workshop (10 June 2015) added.
  194. IP Mediation open day event (15 June 2015, Alicante, Spain) added.
  195. Event Bromley means business 16 June 2015 added.
  196. Event added for 2 June 2015.
  197. Events added for 2 June and 1 July 2015.
  198. Event added for 29 April.
  199. New events added
  200. New events added.
  201. Who do you think you are? Live (Birmingham) added for April.
  202. Events added for 14 April Derby and 17 June Lincoln.
  203. Event added 24 April World IP Day Conference, Edinburgh.
  204. Event added for 28 April 2015.
  205. New events added for 15 April and 28 April.
  206. IP Master Class for Newport December has been removed.
  207. Event added for 12 March in Liverpool.
  208. Events added for 8, 9 and 10, 13 and 14, 22, 29, 30 and 31 May, 9, 24, 25, 26 and 27 June, 1, 2, 3 and 4 July.
  209. Events added for 25 February, 26 March, 14, 17 and 18, 23, 27, and 28 and 29 April.
  210. Events added for 26 February, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18 and 19, 20 and 25 March.
  211. Manchester IP Master Class added for May 2015.
  212. New event added for 5 March, London.
  213. 2 events added for 25 March.
  214. CIPA clinic for 11 February is now fully booked.
  215. How IP healthy is your company - Glasgow event, 25 February 2015 added.
  216. Event date from 5 February 2015 (Newbury) to 19 June 2015 amended.
  217. CIPA clinic added for February.
  218. New events added to the calendar.
  219. New events added for 16th & 17th January.
  220. New event added for 19 February 2015.
  221. New Get it Right event added.
  222. 14-16 July Masterclass event changed to 15-17 July, venue changed to London.
  223. Get it Right First Time event scheduled for 2 December has been cancelled.
  224. Companies House Information Seminar on the 10 December added.
  225. Calendar updated to include events we will be attending and training courses we are hosting during 2015.
  226. New events added for 17 November 2014, 19 November 2014 and 20 November 2014.
  227. Events added 11 November 2014 - Briefing for Accounting Professionals
  228. New events added 23 and 24 October 2014
  229. New Get It Right events added for 2 December 2014.
  230. First published.