The IPO (Intellectual Property Office) is dedicated to helping businesses like yours protect and exploit your intellectual property.
Every business owns some form of intellectual property. The FREE IP Healthcheck online tool offers tailor-made guidance — covering patents, trade marks, designs and copyright — as well as offering advice on licensing intellectual property and managing confidential information.
How it works:
Protect and exploit your Intellectual property: Do you know that your business owns some form of intellectual property which could be the artistic design, shape, technology or brand of your product or process? And do you know how to protect and exploit these intellectual assets?
The IP Healthcheck online tool is free to use and will help you answer these questions. Go to this link to get your IP healthcheck now.
IP awareness seminars: The Intellectual Property Office runs a programme of free Intellectual Property (IP) awareness seminars across the UK. Whether you are an artist, an inventor, a sole trader or a small business, these seminars explain IP, patents, trade marks, designs and copyright. You can hear from a local entrepreneur to learn first-hand how IP helped them grow as well as having a one-to one chat with an IP lawyer.
Advisors and support: Free business advice open days are held at regional venues across the UK with guidance on IP as well as all aspects of setting up and running a business. There are also IP workshops and master-classes.
Exhibitions and events: The IPO attends many seminars and exhibitions to offer delegates advice and information on intellectual property.
Business support publications: A range of useful publications can be downloaded from the IPO website covering everything from intellectual property to confidentiality and disclosure agreements.
Patent information centres: Also known as patent libraries, patent information centres provide businesses with information in thirteen centres in the UK.