Guide

Intellectual property

Last updated: 6 November 2017

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Find local intellectual property advice

Find your local Patent Library to get practical advice from qualified staff.

If you're a new business

Business Gateway offers free business support services to people starting or growing their business.

Read their guide on intellectual property or find your local Business Gateway office for impartial advice.

If you want to grow your business

Scottish Enterprise can help if your business is up and running and you have ambitions for growth.

Read their guide on intellectual property or ask their experts for advice.

Other things you should protect

In additional to intellectual property protection, you should search and register other assets, such as your company's name with Companies House.
Consider registering domain names and social media channels in the UK an abroad to reduce the risk of someone else registering these channels you intend to interact with your market (now or in the future).

Intellectual property professionals can give you advice on particular legal issues or act on your behalf.

Find an intellectual property professional through organisations like:

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