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Cambridge Seminar: Intellectual Property, Funding and Commercial Legal Issues for Startups

23 February 2017

Compared to big businesses, startups face more acute pressures in terms of money, time and staying on the cutting edge. This means that securing funding and ensuring that you have the right IP protection for your technology at the right time is crucial to support your business plan.

The session is aimed specifically at startups and entrepreneurs. It will cover different ways of securing funding as well as trade marks, patents, designs, copyright and confidential information.


  • 08:30 Arrival and Networking
  • 09:00 Speakers
    • Kathy Hills - Senior Associate, Penningtons Manches
    • Katy Levitt - Investment Associate, Syndicate Room
    • Rachel Bradley - Senior Associate, Penningtons Manches
    • Andy Bentham - Partner, J A Kemp
  • 10:15 Questions
  • 10:30 Finish


Rachel Bradley and Kathy Hills of Penningtons Manches will discuss commercial agreements (including non-disclosure agreements) and tax efficient ways to incentivise employees and investors respectively.

Andy Bentham from Patent and Trade Mark Attorney firm J A Kemp's Cambridge office will discuss how to identify and mitigate IP risks when searching for funding.

Katy Levitt, an Investment Associate with Cambridge-based crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom will explain how crowdfunding works and can benefit IP-oriented businesses.


To book please visit the registration page.


There is no parking available at Penningtons Manches’ Cambridge office, however there are parking meters available on Clarendon Road as well as parking in Cambridge Leisure Park which is a 5 minute walk away.


For directions, please click here.

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