Intellectual Property

Your business is likely to own or use intellectual property (IP). This may include your business name, logo, website, technical innovation, software, images and the look of your products to name a few.

These important assets, which often go unrecognised, could play an important role in the sustainability and growth of your business both domestically and internationally, and all businesses to protect their IP.

Hear from Caroline Sparks, co-founder of Turtle Tots as she talks about the value of IP to her business.


Why IP is important

Intellectual property assets can be integral to the growth and sustainability of a business. When properly managed, the value of your IP can far outweigh the physical assets, accounting for over 70% of your business’ value. There are four main types of IP:

 Below is a video regarding the importance of protecting your intellectual property.



Getting help with IP

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the government body responsible for granting IP rights. Their business pages are full of guidance, case studies, events and information on where to access further support. Visit the site via this link https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/intellectual-property-office.

The IPO also offers a range of interactive tools to make IP easy for businesses. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/intellectual-property-for-business/ip-for-business-tools

If you would like further information or advice on IP, please contact us to speak to a dedicated Enterprise Adviser https://www.wearegrowth.co.uk/contact-us/.

You can also watch the video below from Business Support Helpline regarding how to trade mark and copyright.

Other useful links:

Growth hub providers – help with intellectual property https://wearegrowth.co.uk/search/?keyword=intellectual