29 March 2012

HutchinsonIP's First Anniversary

Over the last year I have done a lot of work with Tom Hutchinson of HutchinsonIP. This has included seminars to the Manchester FabLab and freerange at Carlisle (see "FabLab Manchester - Introduction to Intellectual Property" 6 Nov 2011 and "Introducing IP to Freerange Artists in Carlisle" of 10 March 2012 in my IP North West blog) as well as professional work. Tom has been one of the best patent agents I have ever worked with and I have known a few in my time..

As his firm passed its first anniversary Tom recruited a trade mark attorney. He can now cover the whole spectrum of IP work from patents and registered designs to British and Community trade marks as well as unregistered design right, unregistered Community designs, semiconductor topographies, copyrights and rights in performances.

Until the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and Liverpool Central Library can reopen the Liverpool patent clinic, I shall be referring any enquiries that require advice from a patent or trade mark attorney from Merseyside, North Wales, the Wirral and West Lancashire to HutchinsonIP.  Should you wish to consult the NIPC IP Clinic you should complete our on-line enquiry form or call me 0800 862 0055.

If you want to consult Tom directly he practises from

Hutchinson IP Ltd
57 Hoghton Street
Tel: 01704 532 683

01 March 2012

Forthcoming Events - Sheffield and Carlisle

Two great events you will not want to miss.

Sheffield 5 March 2012
James Wallbank of Access Space will talk about Refab-Space which provides many of the facilities that are offered by the FabLabs around the world.   I heard James speak at Integreatplus's Learning Lunch  and he is a really inspiring speaker.

The talk takes place at Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield, S1 1XZ at 18:00 on 5 Match 2012.   If the talk is anything like the last one it will be standing room only.  Admission is free but you are strongly advised to book your place in advance. Call or email Lynne Hichcliffe on 0114 273 4736 to let her know you are coming.  See today's post  "Refab - a fabrication laboratory for Sheffield" in IP Yorkshire.

Carlisle, 8 March 2012
On the other side of the Pennines IP North West will present an Introduction to Intellectual Property Law to Freerange Artists in Carlisle on 8 March 2012 between 10:30 and 13:30.  Speakers include patent attorney Tom Hutchinson of Hutchinson IP and David Flint of MacRoberts one of the leading intellectual property lawyers in the United Kingdom.  As a Scottish solicitor, David can give some insight into some of the features of Scots law that differ from those of England and Wales.  He can obviously assist creative entrepreneurs  immediately to the North of Carlisle wall but he can also alert those in Cumbria and Westmorland with customers and suppliers to the North who prefer their own legal system of the pitfalls and advantages of Scots law.   I shall chair the meeting, introduce the topic generally and speak on enforcement.  Call or email Hannah Stewart on 01228 401324 for further information.

If anybody has any questions or comments, he or she can contact me through my contact form,, Facebook, Linkedin, Xing or twitter or call me on 0800 862 0055.