Intellectual property (IP) is very important to most businesses, and it can take many forms, from digital assets to product designs and formulations. IP can be vital to the financial health of the business, and protecting it requires a planned and strategic approach.
The baseline for protecting IP is the use of legal processes such as patents, trade marks, registered designs and copyright. However, there are a number of other ways of protecting your original ideas.
The guide covers these methods, including company names, various specialised rights, and other ways which reinforce legal IP protection, such as electronic copy protection, brand marking and confidentiality agreements.