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What is intellectual property?

Having the right type of intellectual property protection helps you to stop people stealing or copying:

  • The names of your products or brands
  • Your inventions
  • The design or look of your products
  • Things you write, make or produce

Copyright, patents, designs and trademarks are all types of intellectual property (IP) protection. You get some types of protection automatically, others you have to apply for.

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is a good source of information including details about:

Download a guide to intellectual property at the British Library.

The Intellectual Property Office offers a free online IP Health Check.

Attend an Intellectual Property Clinic

As part of our free events programme for Berkshire businesses, we run a regular IP clinic to provide one-to-one advice on how to protection for your business, inventions or designs. Click here to view our upcoming events and book a place. 

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