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Intellectual Property Rights

Key IP Considerations

  • Is your idea really new? Is your brand registrable and not being used by another trader? If you haven't already, we would advise that you to request a Professional pre-filing / clearance Search before developing your idea(s) any further as this could save you time and money. More information can be found on the following sections:-

    Patent search
    Design Search
    Trade Mark search

  • Has your Idea been publicly disclosed? Public disclosure in certain circumstances means that your application could fail. For more information, visit the Patents section here

  • What are the commercial implications for obtaining protection? Have you considered other forms of protection? What about the costs involved in developing your technology? Have you explored the option of licensing the technology once a patent is on file? For more information see the Frequently Asked Questions page of our website here