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Introducing the IPO Dragons' Den 2014 blog

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Dragons' Den is all about everyday inventors, designers, creators or entrepreneurs pitching their innovative business ideas to a panel of successful investors, AKA the Dragons.

If they manage to deliver a good pitch, answer all the tough questions from the Dragons and keep their cool under pressure, they may just get an investment from them for a percentage stake in their business.

The hour-long show starts Sunday 20 July 2014 at 8.30pm on BBC Two and BBC HD then every Sunday at 8pm thereafter.

Dragons' Den and Intellectual Property (IP)

Every week the hour long show raises issues of interest to people interested in Intellectual Property. Dragons' Dens Evan Davies explains why IP is so important to entrepreneurs on his own blog pages.

We will post a blog about the IP issues we spot at the end of each episode.

How the IPO can help your business

  • get clued up on IP - our range of IP for business tools will help you get to grips with IP, and see how valuable and important it is for most businesses
  • check what IP you have - take our free IP Health Check today. This simple, quick and confidential tool will help you identify what IP your business may have, how you can protect it and what your next steps should be
  • speak to one of our experts today - call our Information Centre on 0300 300 2000 or attend one of our FREE IP Awareness events to get further advice or any questions you have answered

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  4. Comment by Mark Richardson posted on

    I think this blog is a great tool for explaining IP via real world examples. As an IP blogger myself, I'm impressed with the speed at which posts go up after an episode airs - I hope you see these prior to transmission!

    We had reason to revisit the Trunki case recently and looked at it from the angle of the patent system which was something that was dismissed at the time by Peter Jones. Article can be found here

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      Comment by Clare posted on

      Glad you enjoyed the 1st blog of this series - trying to bring IP issues to life is definitely what we're trying to with this blog. Look forward to reading your thoughts over the next few weeks

  5. Comment by Peter Thomson posted on

    Look forwards to reading about the intellectual property issues that are raised in each episode. Some of the ideas certainly look like they could do with IP protection.