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Patent Clinic - how to protect your idea

Programme Aim


This workshop will aim to broadly inform the participant group of Intellectual property

  • Patents,
  • Copyrights
  • Trademarks
  • Design

Programme Content


  • How to protect your idea
  • IP Application
  • Format of a patent
  • Patent Fees
  • Protection aboard
  • What is patentable?
  • Is your Idea original? – Patent Search Database,
  • How to use the patent database and examine existing patents.
  • Idea Checklist – Research & Development Time will be given to participants to carry out a quick preliminary IP search.

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop/tablet with them to search their idea using IP databases during the course.


One to one sessions comprising 1 to 2 hours per individual business


€20 - This clinic is subsidised by Local Enterprise Office Westmeath.

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