If you watch BBC’s ‘Dragon’s Den’, you’ll have seen the hopeful entrepreneurs being asked whether they own the rights or have the patent for their product or invention. What is exactly is a patent or trademark, and how do you Protect your intellectual property? (Note: Some of the laws mentioned in this show may apply to the United Kingdom only.)
Julie’s guests again this week:
- Matthew Searle is a business lawyer and partner at Sussex solicitors, Adams & Remers. He has over 20 years’ experience of intellectual property law and regularly advises, writes and lecturs on the subject.
- Penina Shepherd is the founder and MD of Acumen Business Law, an award-winning and creative business law firm. She has over 10 years’ experience both as a solicitor in England, and as a barrister abroad. She regularly advises clients on company, commercial and business law matters and sits on a number of voluntary boards.
- Philip Towler is a partner at the Brighton office of Frank B Dehn & Co. He has more than 20 years’ experience of practice as a trademark attorney, and as a patent attorney specialising in chemical and pharmaceutical inventions.
Business as Usual is produced in the studio by Louise Micklewright and the executive producer is Paul McCarthy.