Putting a price on intellectual property

Intellectual Property (IP) impacts every business in the country – and it is important to understand how it can be used to help an organisation grow and develop.

Businesses create and use intellectual property all the time, perhaps without realising it.

The value of your IP – whether it’s a trade mark, patent, design, copyright or trade secret – can far outweigh the value of your physical assets.
And it is just one of the important subjects being covered at breakfast gathering being organised in Lancashire next month.

It is being organised by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
The event is aimed at bank staff, bookkeepers, accountants, business advisers and those who play a role in helping businesses succeed.

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) will be on hand to reveal the free tools available to help people understand the subject.
The IPO promotes innovation and growth by offering a vibrant programme of activities and informed advice and support to business.
Attendees will also find out about the role which Boost (Lancashire’s Growth Hub) plays in helping start-ups to large companies by providing access to funded programmes including mentoring, product development, staff training and accessing finance.

And The Department for International Trade and the local Chambers of Commerce will also offer an insight into the opportunities available to help businesses trade overseas.