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IPO Dragons' Den blog returns

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.

Series 12 continues on Sunday 25th January at 9pm on BBC Two.

Dragons' Den and Intellectual Property (IP)

Every week the hour long show raises issues of interest to people interested in Intellectual Property. We will post a blog about the IP issues we spot at the end of each episode.

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  • 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 comments

  1. Sonia Edwards

    I remember way back when the dragons didn't support IP very much. It is great to see that they have educated them selfs and see the mileage that IP can bring to a business. Good Job.

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  2. Paula Davy

    Hi Susan

    There is some great, free advice on our website about protecting your IP, as well as details on how to contact us directly.

    With regards to applying for Dragons' Den, please see the following link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3D0rSm9tMLy9m9wJth7Fl7S/apply-to-enter-the-den

    I hope this is helpful.

    Kind regards

    Paula

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    • Susan Raynsford

      Hiya paula thank you so much sorry for no reply sooner as only just seen this i will look into it ASAP once again thank you ill let you know how i get on

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  3. Susan Raynsford

    Hiya I have an amazing concepts i'm sure you hear that all the time but i can truly promise you that this is something completely different regarding safety for children's evening bed time . i've been trying for some time to get funding but the situation is i am a single parent who cannot match the funding so this is showing obstacles any advice or guidance would be truly helpful i will be helpful to know how i can successfully apply for dragons den kind regards susan.....

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