We receive many customer queries on patents, trade marks, copyright and designs, but we find less is known about trade secrets. We invited Andrew Beale OBE of IP Wales, an award-winning SME business support initiative, to explain what a trade secret is, how it applies to businesses and how it can be protected.
Andrew Beale OBE
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II awarded Andrew with an OBE for his "services to intellectual property and business".
Previously a Consultant with United Nation's World Intellectual Property Organization (Geneva), Andrew has served as Acting Head of the (now) Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, an Associate Professor in Intellectual Property Law and Director of IP Wales (an award winning £4m initiative helping SMEs to risk manage their intellectual assets).
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