This whitepaper covers five key areas
1. What is intellectual property?
If you have a unique idea, and you physically create something based on it, this is IP. Crucially, it's the outcome of the idea that counts.
2. Types of intellectual property
Before you can protect your IP, you need to work out what kind of IP you have, and what kind of protection is best.
3. Protecting your business and intellectual property
There are a number of ways you can protect your IP, including registering our idea, commercialising it and enforcing the rights to it if an infringement occurs.
4. Intellectual property infringement
There are many tactics you can try to protect your IP, including keeping detailed records and taking out IP insurance.
5. Maximising your intellectual property
Once you've protected your IP, you need to put it to work for your business. The way you do this depends on your business's capabilities, your market and your access to finance.