Guide

Intellectual property: the basics

Introduction

Intellectual property covers a wide range of business assets, from copyright to trade marks, and patents to design rights.

If you have a business, you are likely to own some type of intellectual property. You are also likely to make use of other people's intellectual property within your business activities.

This guide explains where to find information about the different types of intellectual property, how to protect your rights and avoid infringing the rights of other intellectual property owners.