News and Events 2003-2005

Appointment as a Leading Expert in Science Education and Technology (SET)

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Rosanna Cooper as a SET expert. In practice this means that she will be added to the UK Database of Women Experts in SET, a database containing a list of women that are highly regarded in their respective fields. The service will be widely publicised to EC and government departments and the media to encourage officials to consult the database when selecting new committee or board members or seeking expert opinions or considering making public appointments.

Special Offer - Free Legal Advice for Record Labels

Smaller record labels are under increasing pressure to survive in this competitive market. Labels are faced with a number of hurdles, especially financial, in an attempt to assert their position within the industry. We recognise that record labels require adequate legal protection but finances may be an issue. We are offering special fixed rates to record labels for:


  • 1 hour FREE advice and support via email or our helpline when you subscribe to this special offer;
  • An Audit of your commercial contracts to ensure they comply with UK and European legislations;
  • An Audit of your Intellectual Property Rights to ensure they are valid and subsisting and that you have adequate protection; and
  • Reviewing and amending your existing commercial contracts and drafting any commercial/media contracts you require.

For more details please contact us at Offer ends 30 December 2005.

Recent Exhibition

Please click here to take a look at the RT Coopers exhibition stand at the British Invention Shw 2005!

New Consultant joins RT Coopers

RT Coopers would like to welcome Courtney Betty to the team. He has joined the firm as a consultant. He specialises in telecommunications and regulatory law. He is experienced in advising global telecommunications companies and this allows the firm to expand into telecommunications law. For Courtney Betty's profile, please see Our Team.

Knowledge Dock - Hot Hatch Business Generator Launch

RT Coopers will be exhibiting at the Hot Hatch Launch at the University of East London, Docklands Campus on 20th June 2005 from 11am to 3pm.

Newsflash! Appointment of New Practice Manager at RT Coopers

The firm is delighted to announce the appointment of Jenny Cooper as the new Practice Manager. Jenny brings a wealth of experience to the firm and will be in charge of the day to day management of the firm's activities, including all administrative and compliance obligations. Jenny will be the driving force behind a number of new initiatives and developments involving the practice over the forthcoming months.

For Jenny Cooper's profile, please see Our Team

Appointment As DTi Assessor

RT Coopers Solicitors are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Rosanna Cooper as a DTI Assessor for the Investigating an Innovative Idea scheme administered by the Small Business Service. Dr Rosanna Cooper has been appointed as a mentor and expert for the Grant for Investigating an Innovative Idea scheme (III Grant). The III Grant offers help to small and medium-sized businesses and individuals to plan the development of an innovative product, process or service.

A grant may be available to help fund consultancy costs for expert help on a range of issues including technology, marketing and organisational factors that can be necessary for successful implementation of the innovative idea. The grant will be 75% of the project mentor and consultancy costs on the condition that the business spends at least twice as many days working on the project as the mentor and expert consultant. The maximum grant will be £12,000 but only the largest and most complex projects will be approved at this level. Most grants will be between £2,500 and £7,000. The grant is administered by the Small Business Service in London. Full details and the application form are on the DTI website at

If you know of anyone who would be interested in applying for a III Grant, please contact Dr Cooper.

Ingenuity Life Sciences

RT Coopers and Consulting First have launched Ingenuity Life Sciences - A unique Project Management and Business Development Consultancy which specialises in providing optimum Strategic Planning, Business Development, Market Intelligence, Investor Relations, Legal Services and Compliant Facilities Delivery.

British Inventors Show

RT Coopers are exhibiting at the British Inventors Show on 21 - 24 October. Inventors will be able to purchase various legal Packages on the day. Dr Cooper will be speaking on Intellectual Property at 3pm on 22 October and holding 1:1 sessions throughout the exhibition.

Media and Entertainment Offer 2004

RT Coopers are offering a special introductory fixed-rate package for record labels seeking to maintain or assert their position within the industry. Offer ends September 2004.

Introductory Package - Fixed Costs: Innovation Centres, Science Parks and Hubs

RT Coopers are offering a Fixed Costs Introductory Package to start-ups and other companies within Innovation Centres, Science Parks and Hubs. The Package comprises a range of legal services including, but not limited to, advice and assistance on intellectual property (IP) and an IP audit. Companies can choose the contracts that they require from a number of standard contracts. Offer ends August 2004.

Appointment of Dr Rosanna Cooper as non executive Director of the Board of The British Inventor Society (BIS). February 2004.


BIS was set up to promote invention and innovation and to encourage and help inventors to set up local clubs across the UK.

The Launch of Thames Valley Life Science Network (TVLSN), February 2004
Over 100 business people from around the region came together at GreenPark, Reading's prestigious business park location, for an evening of networking and presentations at the Launch of TVLSN on 12 February 2004

Appointment of Dr Rosanna Cooper as a member of the Advisory Panel for TVLSN, December 2003
Dr Rosanna Cooper was appointed a member of the Advisory Panel for TVLSN, the first dedicated networking organisation for companies and public sector scientists actively working in the Life Sciences sector in the Thames Valley area.

Strengthening the Third Border (CBI)

CCAA 27th Annual Miami Conference on the Caribbean Basin, December 2003 Intellectual Property Rights: IP Issues In the Caribbean Basin
Moderator: Rosanna Cooper, Principal, RT Cooper




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