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Gain expert support from a leading Intellectual Property law firm and progress your IP strategy with confidence

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Whether you’re still developing your product or already have IP protection in place you can benefit from unique access to leading Intellectual Property experts Mathys & Squire who will work with you to develop a future-proof IP roadmap.

Twenty startups/scaleups will be selected to receive a complimentary one-hour deep dive with legal experts to address their specific and most pressing IP needs.

This offer is delivered through an exciting partnership that brings together two of the UK’s leading supporters of innovation.

Please register your interest and provide relevant details around your IP needs below (5 mins max) - DEADLINE 21st April.

Mathys & Squire LLP

Mathys & Squire LLP is a top-tier, full-service intellectual property law firm, which is ranked across all prominent legal publications, including The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, IAM 1000 and World Trademark Review with unrivalled expertise in patents, trademarks, design protection and litigation.

The firm specialises in supporting startups and scaleups through the Scaleup Quarter, which is a useful resource for smaller growing businesses to harness their passion and energy for innovation and provide crucial IP services to support businesses as they grow.

Plus X

Plus X is a network of innovation hubs, enabling businesses of all sizes to collaborate, innovate and grow. Plus X has an international reputation and a 5-year track record of working with entrepreneurs to launch successful product-based businesses, raise investment and go on to win multiple awards.

WHAT YOU WILL GAIN

Mathys & Squire will help you align your IP roadmap to your commercial and investment strategy, strengthen your offering and understand how to manage IP for future growth. Each session is bespoke to your situation but topics you might cover include;

(Early-stage startups)

• If and how IP is relevant to your business

• What elements of your product or service are patentable

• What you can share publicly and what you can’t before you have patents in place

• When you should use an NDA and how to go about putting one in place

• How to protect your idea before applying for a patent

• When is the right time for you to apply for IP

• How much does a patent cost and how long does it take

(Late-stage startups & scaleups)

• The role IP can play to improve your investment and fundraising prospects and what you need to do to prepare for investment?

• How you can avoid IP issues and protect your IP when working with contractors and collaboration partners?

• How to maintain ownership of IP when you are engaging in commercial partnerships or collaborating with 3rd parties?

• Managing your background and foreground IP so you are able to grow new commercial partnerships in the future, without restrictions

• How to manage all of your IP and when to prepare for an IP audit

ELIGIBILITY & HOW TO APPLY

This complimentary in-depth and bespoke IP clinic is being made available to twenty startups and scaleups based in the UK. Availability is limited and so companies are required to apply for a space.

Please register your interest and provide relevant details around your IP needs below (5 mins max) - DEADLINE 21st April.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. IP Clinics will be 1-hour long and scheduled between 26th April and 7th May.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities company. We are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, ages, citizenship, disability, gender identity and socio-economic background and of criminal history, consistent with legal requirements.

ABOUT US

Mathys & Squire

Mathys & Squire LLP is a top-tier, full-service intellectual property law firm, which is ranked across all prominent legal publications, including The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, IAM 1000 and World Trademark Review with unrivalled expertise in patents, trademarks, design protection and litigation. They have this year, launched an initiative called “Startup Quarter” where they are focusing on supporting startups and scaleups through IP legal support in patents, design rights, trade secrets, copyright, trademarks, IP agreements, contracts etc.

https://www.mathys-squire.com/

Plus X

Plus X creates inspiring work spaces that drive business growth and innovation, community collaboration and positive social impact across the UK. Their flagship innovation hub, Plus X Brighton, launched in June 2020. The second innovation hub, based in West London, Plus X Powerhouse is an evolution of the existing Central Research Laboratory (CRL).

https://plusx.space/

Central Research Laboratory

Powered by Plus X, The Central Research Laboratory is home to the UK's leading hardware accelerator and multiple award-winning workspace. Since opening in 2015, they have helped hundreds of startups build everything from the next generation of service robots; to toys that help children suffering from chronic eczema; to new sustainable building materials made from potato waste; to beautifully designed and innovative stationery products.

https://centralresearchlaboratory.com/

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