Understanding a business’s intellectual property can increase sales and profit margins, help secure finance and assist with grant applications. Intellectual property will account for a large part of the value of most businesses.

In this seminar, Dave Hopkins will cover the four main areas of intellectual property (trade marks, patents, designs and copyright) and how to protect Intellectual Property rights. He will also build your understanding of the free online tools available from the Intellectual Property Office to help both you and your client to become better informed about intellectual property.

The session will draw on real examples to put you in a better position to talk with confidence on the subject.


  • Dave Hopkins

    business engagement manager

    Intellectual Property Office

Dave has held a number of key roles at the Intellectual Property Office over the last 15 years. At present he works within the business support policy team and is primarily responsible for working with a range of local, regional and national organisations to help promote intellectual property rights to UK businesses. He has been working closely with the accountancy profession to highlight the importance and benefits of IP to a business community.

Prior to joining the Office Dave has worked in a broad range of private sector organisations including manufacturing, distribution, retail and insurance. Dave gives presentations on IP at a range of conferences, workshops and events and has had articles published in a range of magazines.