Advice sessions



Advice Sessions
 
Bookable one-to-one advice sessions that take place within Business & IP Centre Leeds. Please ring the department on 0113 3786010 or email bipcleeds@leeds.gov.uk for more information and to book onto any of the sessions listed below.

 
Business and IP Information Clinics - BIPC Information Specialists.
 
These sessions provide an opportunity to discuss what protection may be appropriate for your products and services and how to go about getting patents, trade marks, designs or copyright. Free patent and trade mark search advice is also available.
 
These sessions are also suitable for anyone wishing to find out about the resources and services available within the centre and locally.

 
Business advice and Accountancy advice sessions -  WGN Chartered Accountants
 
These sessions are great for business start-ups and established businesses seeking advice in any of the following areas:
  • start-up issues
  • business plans
  • growing your business
  • book-keeping
  • tax
  • VAT
 
IP Advice Clinics - Ward Hadaway and Walker Morris law firms
 
One-to-one consultations with lawyers specialising in areas including:
 
  • Protection of IP with a particular focus on trade marks, copyright and designs
  • IP opposition, infringement issues, ownership disputes
  • Exploitation and commercialisation of IP (e.g. licensing and franchising) 

Funding for Growth - Gareth Allen from RedSky Finance

A free one-to-one consultation with Gareth from Redsky Finance will enable you to find out about the range of funding options available, how your business can benefit from them and the considerations that need to be made before financial commitment.

 
Patent clinics - CIPA Patent Attorney
 
Attending an IP clinic offers the opportunity of a free confidential one-to-one consultation with a registered CIPA (Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys) patent attorney to discuss your ideas.

   
Innovator in residence - Roger Tipple of Tipple Associates
 
If you are struggling to know where to take your ideas or how to develop a new product then our innovator in residence may be able to help. Roger has a great deal of experience working with individual inventors and companies, enabling them to get new ideas off the ground and develop new products.