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Unlocking the Value of Intellectual Property for SMEs in Spain – 8th February, Spain

Join us for an insightful exploration of Intellectual Property (IP) tailored for SMEs. Guided by an expert speaker, the morning session will unravel the complexities of trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets, shedding light on their critical roles in branding, innovation, and market presence. In the afternoon, a round table will delve into real-world experiences and challenges. This event aspires to equip SMEs with practical strategies for navigating the intricacies of intellectual property, fostering a sustainable approach in the business realm.

Date: 8th February 2024

Time: 10.00 – 13.00

Location: Bizkaia Seed Capital, Sabino Arana Etorbidea, 8, Basurtu-Zorrotza, 48013 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain

Part 1 – 10.00-11.30 Understanding IP and the importance for SMEs

1. Introduction to Intellectual Property (IP). Definition and Importance

2. Types of IP: Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights, Trade Secrets

  • Trademarks
  • Patents
  • Copyrights
  • Trade Secrets

3. Importance of IP for SMEs

  • Securing Competitive Advantage
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Attracting Investment

4. Importance of IP for Investors

  • Investor Confidence
  • Monetizing IP
  • IP in Mergers and Acquisitions

5. Practicalities of Registering IP in Spain and Europe

  • Overview of European IP Systems:
  • Spanish IP Procedures:
  •  Challenges and Common Mistakes:

11.30 – 12.00 BREAK

Part II – 12.00 – 13.00 Intelectual Property in practice for SMEs

  • How has Intellectual Property contributed to your company’s success or growth? 
  • What challenges or obstacles have you encountered in protecting your Intellectual Property? 
  • In what ways do you communicate the value of Intellectual Property to your stakeholders, including investors and partners? 
  • Have you considered licensing or monetizing your Intellectual Property, and if so, what challenges or successes have you experienced?