British Library – Protecting your business ideas
Protecting your ideas
Intellectual property is vital to the business process. Knowing how to protect your idea, whether it’s an invention or a brand name, can save you a lot of time and money. Read on to find out about patents, trademarks, copyright and registered designs.
You may need a licence for:
* some business activities
* other activities, eg street parties
Use this tool to find out which licences you may need.
IP Basics (videos)
IP BASICS - IP made easy by the Intellectual Property Office.
Great range of short videos relating to IP. Video's include:
What is Intellectual Property?
Is Intellectual Property important to my business?
Should I get a trade mark?
Should I have a registered design?
Should I license or franchise my Intellectual Property?
Should I protect my Intellectual Property overseas?
How do I avoid infringing IP in work?
Someone is using my IP
My business is a victim of IP Crime
What’s Intellectual Property got to do with you?
Short introduction from Durham University on intellectual property.Visit Website
Gov.UK – IP Tutor
Training that teaches you the basics of IP based on your sector.Visit Website
IP Equip is a learning tool that will help you to recognise intellectual property (IP) rights i.e. trade marks, patents, copyright and designsVisit Website
GOV.UK – IP Toolkit
Intellectual property toolkit.Visit Website
Copyright advice for writers and artists.Visit Website
Sound and Music copyright basics
Copyright advice for composers and performers.Visit Website
UK Copyright Service
Copyright basics for composers and performers.Visit Website
Design & Artists Copyright Society.Visit Website
Intellectual property advice for the creative sector.Visit Website
Intellectual property, patents and copyright can sometimes be a minefield and also very expensive but without it could cost you your business or result in costly fines.