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Unlocking the Value of Intellectual Property for SMEs in Germany – 30th April, Germany

Join us for an insightful exploration of crowdfunding under ECSPR and  Intellectual Property (IP) tailored for SMEs. Guided by an expert speaker, the morning session will unravel the complexities of public offerings under ECPR and the intracitites related to trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets, shedding light on their critical roles in branding, innovation, and market presence. This event aspires to equip SMEs with practical strategies for navigating the intricacies of intellectual property, and clarity of what professional crowdfunding platforms today offer.

Date: 30th April 2024

Time: 13.00 – 17.00

Location: Gateway49, Technikzentrum Lübeck (TZL), Maria-Goeppert-Str. 9, 23562 Lübeck

  • 13.00-17.o0 Understanding IP and the importance for SMEs

1. Introduction to crowdfunding with loans and investment under ECSPR in Germany and clarification against incumbent offers under German law; outlining the risks for SME with the approach by German platforms under KSG with subordinated loans.  

2. Intellectual Property (IP). Definition and Importance

  • Types of IP: Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights, Trade Secrets
  • Importance of IP for SME
  • Importance of IP for Investors
  • Practicalities of Registering IP in Spain and Europe

Questions we will discuss

  • What is the difference between professional crowdfunding platforms under ECSPR and German incumbents under KSG.
  • How to raise funds with crowdfunding and how to identify professional and trustworthy crowdfunding service providers
  • Benefits, cost and risks of crowdfunding in comparison with venture capital and business angels funding
  • How has Intellectual Property contributed to your company’s success or growth? 
  • What challenges or obstacles have you encountered in protecting your Intellectual Property when raising capital? 
  • In what ways do you communicate the value of Intellectual Property to your potential investors and partners?