IP Australia and BEC Australia urge business to protect their
IP Australia and Business
Enterprise Centres Australia have signed a memorandum of
understanding (MoU) designed to raise awareness of intellectual
property (IP) issues and urge Australian businesses to identify and
protect their IP.
Signed on March
13, the MoU aims to strengthen the relationship between both
organisations and identify collaborative activities that will
promote small business growth.
businesses own some form of IP that is important to their
operations and ongoing success, from customer lists to patented
products.” says Phillip Noonan, IP Australia Director General.
“Once you have identified and protected your IP you can explore how
to make your IP turn to profits.”
initiative to be realised from the agreement is a nationwide
seminar series entitled “10 Steps to making money from Smart Ideas”
at selected centres around the country.
The BEC Charter
is to work with and on behalf of the micro and small business
sector and act as a voice for small business. There are more than
100 Business Enterprise Centres currently in operation throughout
all states and territories in Australia.
session details on upcoming events will be released on April
Pictured are Philip Noonan,
Director General IP Australia and BEC Australia Board
Member, Steve Jamieson (Capital Region BEC) at the MoU