4 Intellectual Property Forms with Examples

Concept Development 5 mins read 05th Jul 2019

The aim of this blog post is to give a brief overview of the different forms of intellectual property you can use to protect your idea.

Have an idea and want to protect it from intellectual property theft?

First things first, before legally protecting your idea it is always worth checking whether your idea already exists. This may seem obvious, but in a fast-paced ever-changing society, it isn’t impossible for two people to have thought of the same idea…

So, what types of legal protection are there?

There are currently four types of legal protection you can apply for in the UK which are; patents, trademarks, copyrights and designs. All four types essentially exclude the right for another person or company to make, use, sell or import your idea, and can be applied for on the Government website (see links at the bottom of the page).

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