Intellectual Property and Commercial Legal Issues for Startups - 3 November 2016

Compared to big businesses, startups face more acute pressures in terms of money, time and staying on the cutting edge. This means that securing funding and ensuring that you have the right IP protection for your technology at the right time is crucial to support your business plan.

The session is aimed specifically at startups and entrepreneurs. It will cover different ways of securing funding as well as trade marks, patents, designs, copyright and confidential information.

Where: Penningtons Manches, Clarendon House, Clarendon Road, Cambridge CB2 8FH

When: 3 November 2016, 9-11am


Rachel Bradley and Kathy Hills of Penningtons Manches will discuss commercial agreements (including non-disclosure agreements) and tax efficient ways to incentivise employees and  investors respectively.

Andy Bentham (patents) and James Fish (trade marks) from Patent and Trade Mark Attorney firm J A Kemp's Cambridge office will discuss how to identify and mitigate IP risks when searching for funding.


09:00 Arrival and Networking

09:30 Speakers

  • Rachel Bradley - Senior Associate, Penningtons Manches
  • Kathy Hills - Senior Associate, Penningtons Manches
  • Andy Bentham - Partner, J A Kemp
  • James Fish - Partner, J A Kemp

10:30 Questions

11:00 Finish

Register via Eventbrite


There is no parking available at Penningtons Manches’ Cambridge office, however there are parking meters available on Clarendon Road as well as parking in Cambridge Leisure Park which is a 5 minute walk away.


For directions, please click here.

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