Patent – Trademark - Design - Software & Co.

Nr.: N-073

Research results are intellectual property (IP). They are potentially valuable, marketable and should therefore be protected against unauthorized use. The decisive factor here is early protection as a failure to do so can hardly be corrected in retrospect. But which research results can be protected at all and which type of protection is the right one?

The seminar "Patent – Trademark - Design - Software & Co." provides an overview of the most important intellectual property rights, their significance, application and costs. 

By using concrete examples from practice, scientists and university members are sensitized to recognize the potential of work results. The steps to obtain the respective protection and the path to prepare for further commercialization of the IP will be illustrated.

The seminar will explore a wide range of IP which may be generated at academia and which may be protected/commercialized. In addition to inventions this includes software, copyright, designs, trademarks and know how.


  • Short overview of the possibilities for protecting research results
  • Raising awareness of the potential of protectable work results
  • Introduction to the steps for obtaining protection and for commercialization
  • Concrete examples from practice

Info about the event

You will receive login details and further information the day before the event.

Attendance is free of charge for anyone whose university is a member of NRW Hochschul-IP.

Registration is possible until September 16, 2024.

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  • 17.09.2024 10:00 - 11:30 Uhr


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Dr. Jürgen Walkenhorst (Innovationsmanager der PROvendis GmbH)

Claudia Holthaus
+49 208 9410532

Noch gibt es keine einheitliche Regelung zum Gendern der diesem Seminar zugrunde liegenden Gesetzestexte. Um die Lesbarkeit zu verbessern, verzichten wir im Programm teilweise auf gendergerechte Sprache.

Der Verbund NRW Hochschul-IP wird durch das Land Nordrhein-Westfalen gefördert, Zuwendungsgeber ist das Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Industrie, Klimaschutz und Energie.