Copyright, patents, designs and trademarks are all types of intellectual property protection. You get some types of protection automatically, others you have to apply for. Intellectual property is fundamental for most businesses, and is a tool for creativity, innovation, and even education.Some intellectual property rights may be registered, which gives you certain exclusive rights over your brand, innovation or the expression of your idea.
By protecting your intellectual property, you may gain a competitive advantage in the market place, enabling you to profit and grow your business.
To help you find a market niche or business partner, you can search our online databases to discover what intellectual property assets your competitors own, including what areas of technology they’re interested in and who they have sold intellectual property assets to.