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IP Clinic to be held at the National Library of Wales

This month the National Library of Wales will be hosting a free one-to-one intellectual property clinic for budding entrepreneurs and local companies wishing to learn more about how to identify, protect and exploit their intellectual property rights.

Monthly clinics, the first of which will be on 10 May, are to be held at the National Library of Wales and at Y Bont, the Welsh Government’s public area in Aberystwyth. They are organised by the Mid Wales PATLIB Cymru Outreach Centre, a wider initiative to provide access to information on intellectual property, which was launched on April 26.

The Centre also provides:

  • A free enquiry service
  • Access to free online IP databases
  • Literature on various aspects of Intellectual Property
  • Guidance on patent searching for those who are unsure where to start

Andrew Green, National Librarian of Wales said:

“Intellectual property is complicated and costly but very important to innovation and growth in Wales. Businesses will now be able to turn to this service for help and guidance and we look forward to hosting the first IP Clinic at the National Library on 10 May.”

Edwina Hart AM, Minister for Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science added:

“This is an important project and will promote Welsh ideas and ensure that businesses and inventors have guidance to support them.

“By working together the National Library and the Welsh Government can offer a valuable service in mid Wales. I hope now that individuals and businesses will take advantage of this service and access the support and guidance available to them.”

Further clinics will be held at Y Bont on 7 June and another at the National Library on 5 July 2012.If you are interested in attending an IP Clinic, please call 03000 6 03000 to book your place.