What is Intellectual Property?

Intellectual Property or IP refers to a range of rights protecting intangible property that is the result of creativity such as patents or trade marks or copyrights.

IP gives your business a creative edge and can become a valuable business asset. It is important to be aware of any IP rights that you may own or be entitled to and to take the necessary steps to protect these assets.

If you wish to launch a new product or brand you should consult with a patent attorney to ascertain if there are any means of protection open to you and to ensure that what you wish to do does not infringe any party's existing rights.

If you have developed a product or method then you may be entitled to patent and/or design protection. If you have come up with a new brand name or logo you may be entitled to trade mark protection.

You will find more specific information about the various types of IP in our beginners’ guides. If you have any further questions, contact us at: hh@henryhughes.com

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