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Designer makers: Going into manufacture and preparing for the deal

Date: Tuesday 15 March 2005
Time: 6pm - 8:30pm

Location:
Mazorca Projects
Shoreditch Stables
Ground Floor Rear
138 Kingsland Road
London E2 8DY

Nearest tube: Old Street

Booking:
Fully booked

Jointly hosted by Hidden Art and Own It, these two events (on the same night) will provide designers with advice on approaching manufacturers and then how to protect designs and business before the negotiation process begins.

Please note, you can attend either or both events. If you wish to attend both events, please ensure you register with each organisation.

Hidden Art Design Brokerage 6-7pm (To book this event email victoria@mazorcaprojects.com)

The Hidden Art Design Brokerage service aims to initiate new collaborations between designer-makers and clients, including manufacturers, home owners and companies intending to hire design services.

This event will provide designers with advice on approaching manufacturers and will provide the opportunity to hear directly from designer-makers who have participated in the service.

The main speaker will be Jodie Eastwood who is Product Marketing Manager at Mazorca Projects and is now managing the Design Brokerage Service.

To book, contact victoria@mazorcaprojects.com


Own-It 7-8pm (To book this event use the 'book now' link above)

If you're an industrial, furniture or product designer, you might be worried that talking to manufacturers, buyers and clients may result in you giving away your valuable ideas for free. This practical workshop will explain how to protect your work, covering key issues such as confidentiality agreements, licensing, assigning, royalties, ownership and exclusivity. It will also give a clear guide to contracts between maker and client/manufacturer. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

Our expert speaker for this event is Naazneen Schmittzehe of IP law firm Briffa http://www.briffa.com) and is dually qualified in the UK and Hong Kong. Naazneen has a strong IP background and has over five years post qualification experience in non contentious and contentious IP. She has managed and advised major corporations such as APPLE, MARS and COKE on their trade mark portfolios, working closely with in-house lawyers and corporate departments to enhance and protect well known brands. Naazneen has acted for a number of well known designers for both fashion and furniture. She has a good understanding of far-eastern markets and extensive practical experience of international Intellectual Property. Her work also involves all forms of licensing including manufacturing as well as franchising of intellectual property rights.

To book this event use the 'book now' link above.

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