INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REFERENCE PACK
This pack provides an overview of what intellectual property is so you can consider what steps need to be taken to protect the IP you have.
Is your Intellectual Property in your business protected? Get ready to use your IP to make passive income and secure your business for the future.
To Start, what is Intellectual Property?
Intellectual Property represents the property of your mind or intellect. It could be a new idea, a new tangible device, a piece of original creativity or an image. Intellectual Property is not one thing. Intellectual Property is a bundle of rights. Like a ray of white light diffused into a rainbow of colours.
Intellectual Property consists of:
- Registered Designs
- Domain Names
- Trade Marks
- Confidential Information
- Integrated Circuits and
- Plant Breeders Rights
Intellectual Property is everywhere. Coca-Cola, Apple, Google, Etienne Lawyers, BMW. Intellectual Property surrounds us every day. Intellectual Property is part of today commercial reality.
Why is Intellectual Property Important
Intellectual Property is YOUR BRAND. You don’t have a brand without some form of IP.
Intellectual Property is important to all businesses because you can licence it.
Tax Planning and compliance become an important issue with IP.
It is also important for areas of corporate and finance fundraising. Important for mergers and acquisitions – IP adds value to your business.
What You’ll Learn in This Reference Pack
This reference pack explains the different types of Intellectual Property. How and when to use them, what you can and can’t do with them.
The reference pack discusses using IP in your social media and other issues affecting it.
There are quick reference tables indicating how registration takes place. Each type of IP has different registration criteria.
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