Venturefest West Midlands – Pitchfest Headline Sponsor Announced

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Intellectual Property specialists Marks & Clerk are proud to be sponsoring the Pitchfest competition at Venturefest this year.

Nearly 60 businesses have applied to the competition this year and there is a strong field to go through to the judging panel on 6th September before the final which will be held as part of this years Venturefest event on 27th September. 

UK Managing Partner, Marks & Clerk, David Ward comments:

“Birmingham and the wider West Midlands is a great place to start a business and is home to some incredible innovation. It’s exciting to be involved with Pitchfest, and to have the chance to give a boost to the entrepreneurs and businesses of tomorrow.
“Intellectual property at its best underpins innovation and builds the knowledge economy of the future.I look forward to hearing from entrepreneurs on their latest inventions and ideas”. 
Marks & Clerk was founded in the city of Birmingham in 1887 and since then we’ve been helping innovators of all kinds to protect and reap the rewards of their creativity. From start-ups and SMEs to universities and multinationals, we help innovative enterprises to protect their brands and inventions and maximise their value.”

Marks & Clerk help their clients navigate the IP landscape, providing a commercial and tailored approach to:
• Protection in the UK and worldwide
• Enforcement
• Licensing
• Portfolio management
• IP consulting and strategy
• IP Due Diligence

Whatever your commercial needs and drivers, Marks & Clerk will create and realise the most effective intellectual property strategy for you, from the smallest inventive step to the biggest commercial leap. 

Applications for Pitchfest are still open. Businesses wishing to take advantage of the profile these awards provide should apply before the deadline, all details can be found by clicking here.