In keeping with our New Year’s resolution in 2013, to organise more regular webinars and to give you access to IP training free of charge from the convenience of your computer we have an upcoming webinar today that aims to grapple with the issues to do with securing funding for your fashion business. If you can’t tune in, don’t worry, we will record all webinars and publish them in our know-how section. Listen to our latest podcasts on fashion contracts and fashion branding with our partner law firm, DLA Piper.
Having a strong online presence is crucial for any business, but even more so for anybody working in the creative industry, where your clients really want to see what you do. Therefore the upcoming Own-it workshop on legal issues to consider when planning your online marketing strategy should be high up on the agenda of all visual creators and designers.
We have just launched Own-it Direct an intellectual property advisory programme for University of the Arts London alumni, who want to start-up businesses or develop new products and services. They can apply for up to ten hours of IP advice from qualified solicitors. The scheme is open to SEED Fund and Start-Up loans applicants but the aim is to extend the programme to any start-up business or entrepreneur with a new product/service idea so if you’re not eligible this time stay tuned for future updates!
Here are a few of their latest resources:
- A factsheet on the merits of confidentiality agreements as a means of protecting ideas or concepts: Copyright does not protect ideas or concepts
- A list of proposed changes to copyright law – and the concerns of creators. Read ‘The Road to Reform of Copyright Law’ and join the debate.
- Cr8net conference, a one day conference for creative industries bringing together industry practitioners, policy makers and businesses.
- And there are lots more Events and Opportunities plus regular updates on Twitter @Ownit or Facebook.