In "Where to get free basic Information on Intellectual Property" 18 Dec 2013 I mentioned the IP Clinics in London, Portsmouth and Southampton. Well there is now a fourth. Our very own London IP clinics which takes place at 4-5 Gray's Inn Square between 15:00 and 17:00 on the last Wednesday of every month except August and December.
I have described those clinics in more detail in "IP Clinics with a Difference" 31 Dec 2013 in London IP. The important point is that our clinics are a bit different from some of those others because we are barristers and not patent or trade mark attorneys. In that article I wrote:
"We can advise you on IP generally, IP strategy, enforcement, responding to claims by third parties, licensing, joint ventures and so much more. Although we know about patent, trade mark or design registration we do not do that work ourselves. If it appears to us that you we may need a patent, trade mark, registered design or other professional's services, we would introduce you to one of the patent or trade mark attorneys or other professionals on our panel.If you would like a free 30 minute consultation with one of us - which would otherwise cost you at least £250 + VAT - please call George on 020 7404 5252 or contact us through our booking form.
We can also advise you of some of the other resources that are available such as the Business and IP Centre of the British Library and the three inventors' clubs in London. We can guide you to some of the useful on-line materials that are published by the Intellectual Property Office, European Patent Office,World Intellectual Property Office, Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys and, of course, ourselves."