CTRL+N: Breaking Down IP Protection for Startups

CTRL+N: Breaking Down IP Protection for Startups

Addressing trademarks & patents for startups

Live via Zoom


What is Intellectual Property (IP)? How do you secure it? And what can you do to protect it in the early stages of your startup? 

Join LUNA’s Senior Lawyer and Startup Advisor, Katie Higgins, in conversation with Beata Khaidurova and Sarah Dixon, Senior Associates from FB Rice – a leading Australian IP firm working with clients across the globe to create high commercial impact.

Katie carries years of expertise as a Senior Lawyer and Advisor for LUNA, and in addition to being a gun commercial lawyer, she is also passionate about all things IP, including advising frontier businesses on trade marks, brand and IP protection.

Named the ‘Rising Star’ by Managing IP magazine in 2020 and 2021, Beata brings years of experience working as a patent attorney across software development, process system automation, power engineering, and medical devices.

Sarah is a Senior Associate whose specialisation spans global trade mark portfolios for both local and international clients in fashion, technology, consumer goods, cannabis, and more. 

We’ll cover:

  • Understanding the how, what and when of IP for your biz;

  • IP in innovation and tech;

  • Common mistakes founders make when pursuing patents and trademarks, and how to get it right.

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What you will learn

  • All things IP for startups & scaleups, including what mistakes to avoid when addressing patents & trademarks

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Appropriate for

Startups and scaleups across all industries

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LUNA Startup Studio requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class commencing for a refund, transfer or credit.


In the event that a class is cancelled by LUNA Startup Studio, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund, transfer or credit.

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