Intellectual Property, patents and copyright – a quick guide to protection!

Are you creative? Inventive? Wanting to storm the market place with your ideas but wary of others poaching them? Here is a quick guide to protecting your ideas or “intellectual property”:

Commercial Interests

A trade mark indicates brand: which trader provided the goods or services in question. It is a badge of origin. It can comprise words, sounds, logos or colours, or a combination of these. You need to register your trade mark in order to be protected, and registration is at a national level.


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