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1 IP and Cyber Security how to protect yourself Title John Christopher, Senior Innovation Adviser BioPark Hertfordshire, Thursday 26th November 2015 Sub-title PLACE PARTNER S LOGO HERE European Commission Enterprise and Industry

2 IPR Know before you go. International Trade and IPR John Christopher Facts about Cyber Crime Phil Cobley Practical steps to take Nicky Whiting Questions Tour of Data Centre and Recovery Suite Mark Boost

3 World s largest business & innovation network 63 countries 600 partners 3000 staff Access to Contacts, Funding and Information

4 The Innovation Journey EXPORT IPR SALES COMPANY RESEARCH MANUFACTURE DEVELOPMENT 2015 John Christopher

5 Enterprise Europe Network Services Intellectual Property Advice and guidance, referral to experts and resources Sources of Finance Advice and guidance on EU and UK grants, tax and support landscape EU R&D Opportunities Help to access funding programmes and find project opportunities Partnering Finding commercial, technology development and research partners European Information VAT, EU Policies and Directives, CE Marking and Standards, EU Legislation Public Procurement and Tenders Alerting Service EG European Defence Agency entry on TED (Tenders Electronic Daily) Cyber defence training and exercise, coordination and support platform (CD TEXP)

6 IPR support IPR Helpdesks Europe China South East Asia Latin America India IPR Ambassador now on Clinics and Experts The British Library The Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys

7 Issues or Opportunities? IPR is little understood by companies Who owns your drawings or designs? Who owns your website? Is you company data secure? Have you protected your company name?

8 What do you own? Your company name Your customer lists Your ideas Your processes Your web domain If you collaborate agree who will own the IP beforehand who will apply to protect it

9 How to protect yourself Copyright Trade Marks Secrecy Design Rights Registered or Unregistered Patents

10 Copyright Free, automatic and applies pretty much everywhere Who owns the Copyright and for how long? Normally the author or creator e.g. artist, composer, software developer, writer and for 70 years after their death Who owns your drawings or designs or website? Make good use of 2015 Company Name Ltd

11 Trading Disclosure Registered company at Companies House? Free data at What name do you trade under? Example EC-Technologies Ltd t/a FastTrack Company Have you protected your brands? Example Eviate etag & Eviate etrack

12 Trademarks A distinctive word, sign, symbol or graphic that you apply to your company, goods or services Cost effective protection of your brand(s) Can last indefinitely; renew every 10 years Companies House or Domain name problem? What brands do you have? Blue Bear a drink owned by SPAR, EU owned by Bluebear Technologies Ltd, EU

13 Trade Mark infringement Vetbed Community Trade Mark EU Problem in Holland with vet bed Discussed with EU IPR Helpdesk Dutch Customs able to stop entry

14 Secrecy McLaren keep it quite.. 30 years in carbon fibre 1 st c.f. chassis in sub 200k MP4-12C Employment contracts Non-Disclosure Agreements Keep ideas confidential

15 Design Registered (Community) Designs Protects the 2D or 3D shape, configuration or pattern Not just for fashion, furniture or sculpture for instance But for computer icons, website layouts or keyboard arrangements Icons need to be new with individual character Renewal every 5 years, lasts 25 years and is low cost As of 1 October 2014, it became a criminal offence to intentionally copy a registered design Are you missing out?

16 Patents Ideas needs to be New not publically available anywhere Inventive and inventive step, not an adaptation Industrially applicable Territorial and last 20 years given annual renewal Fees include searching, registration and renewal Always seek professional advice Patent Box 10% Corporation Tax

17 Patent problem SnapIt Screw Invented in the USA Award winning Patents granted in USA China Europe and more Pirate product found in Europe Contacted China IPR Helpdesk Chinese customs to stop at port United States Patent #: , , , China Patent #: 2L Philippines Patent #: 1/2010/500274, Australia Patent #: , Russia Patent #: South Africa Patent #: 2010/03664 EPO Patent #: EP Hong Kong #: HK Notice of Allowance: Canada, Japan Patents Pending: Brazil Korea India

18 UK Intellectual Property Office IP Equip

19 UK Intellectual Property Office IP Equip

20 IP Scammers IP scammers fined 500k Company scamming UK IPO customers found liable for trade mark infringement and passing off Misleading invoices Be aware of people offering services to help protect your IP rights in return for a fee. Case Study - These Please Ltd On-line selling door knobs - Their photographs were copied so breached Copyright Now use Design Registration and Trade Marks

21 Corporate Identity Trading Disclosure Company Name Ltd Venture House, Gade Walk, Somewhere, Avon BR12 3EG Registered in England & Wales No VAT Number GB Corporate Identity Theft Companies House deals with around 50 to 100 cases every month. PROtected Online Filing (PROOF)

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