Explore IP in creative businesses with Harriet Kelsall of the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), Roxanne Peters, IP Education Specialist at University of the Arts London (UAL), and Cassie Quinn, UAL alumna and graduate designer and researcher, and IPAN Director Ruth Soetendorp.


  • Harriet Kelsall, non-executive director at the UKIPO and respected bespoke designer working in the UK jewellery industry. Harriet headed up a multi-award winning business that was the first to bring reachable bespoke jewellery design to the high street. She has worked hard to improve ethics of the jewellery industry as well as championed the role of women in business. She is passionate about helping creative businesses flourish through making the most of their IP.
  • Roxanne Peters, IP Education Specialist in Creative and Cultural Industries is an IP educator, thinker and strategist, at University of the Arts London. She works internationally at the intersection of IP law, creative education, enterprise and cultural heritage. She has recently designed an IP resource to support and encourage wider awareness of IP thinking within the creative industries.
  • Cassie Quinn, Designer and Researcher and recent graduate of the Master’s in Biodesign at CSM. She holds a Bachelors in Fashion Textiles and incorporates her textile skills into her biomaterial research. She focuses on the R&D of regenerative, local textiles and utilising waste to create new materials and systems of production. She has also been awarded accolades for her work including the prestigious UAL Mead Fellowship Award to develop regenerative, animal-free textiles and holding the title of Haberdasher’s Scholar through an award from UEL. Cassie was recently a recipient of the Creative Industries category in the London Mayor’s Entrepeneur Award
  • Ruth Soetendorp, IP educator and first Visiting IP Professor at University of the Arts London. Ruth works with Bayes Business School, City University of London, is founding associate director of CIPPM, and is a longstanding, past chair of the Intellectual Property Awareness Network and convenes the IPAN Education group.

What will the event cover?

“The experience of the small creative business is not always easy or happy”, says Harriet Kelsall of the UKIPO. Harriet, together with Roxanne Peters and Cassie Quinn will share their IP experience and insights within the creative and cultural industries.

Join us for a keynote, an in-conversation and Q&A to understand what approaches are being taken for future entrepreneurs and creators to safeguard their IP, and ensure that the positive difference they want to make to society and the economy are recognised.

The Intellectual Property Awareness Network is delighted to share this event with UAL and has long recognised the innovative approach that UAL’s IP Education team makes to ensuring UAL’s future changemakers, innovators and influencers graduate with an awareness of IP.

This is a hybrid event, available not only online but also in-person at: University of the Arts London, 272 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EY.

If you’re able to join us in-person there will be time to network over drinks in the intimate location of UAL’s not just a shop as well as the opportunity to purchase pieces by UAL students and graduates.

Booking information:

Tickets are free but must be pre-booked on the following Eventbrite links:

In-Person event booking

Online event booking

Please contact msec@ipaware.org if you need any additional information.

We hope you can join us and look forward to seeing you!