What is Intellectual Property?

Intellectual Property (more commonly known as “IP”) is a term alluding to an individual’s creativity. However, its legal meaning is the intangible property i.e. the ability to sue for abuse of rights associated with this creativity. It usually comprises one or more of:

  • Patents
  • Registered Trade Marks
  • Registered Designs
  • Copyright
  • Design Right.

There are some lesser known Intellectual Property components that we can also help with, namely:

  • Topography Rights
  • Plant Breeders Rights
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements and other confidential information
  • Licensing
  • Technical Know-How

Intellectual Property Rights are powerful business tools and have considerable value in controlling competitor’s misappropriation of them. In other words, providing goods or services too close to them.

Whilst the website proves an overview of the main IP components and the ways in which you can best protect them, if you have any lingering questions or just want to talk through your strategy, please feel free to give us a call on 01730 823 647.