What is Intellectual property -Patents, trade marks and copyright.

What is IP?

Nearly all businesses have some form of valuable intellectual property.

This can be a company or product name, a piece of proprietary technology, a product design or creative work. It is vitally important to protect these assets in order to create a competitive advantage over competitors.

The key types of intellectual property rights are:
• Patents
• Registered and unregistered Trade Marks
• Copyright
• Registered and unregistered Designs
• Database rights

If you are unsure whether your business owns any intellectual property we strongly advise you visit the UK Intellectual Property office’s website. They have a vast array of online tools to help you assess, protect and commercialise your intellectual property.

We are also happy to help point you in the right direction. Contact us at info@safeguardip.com.