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How to Patent an Idea | Protect your idea

Patent, Registered Design, Trademark or Copyright?

The first and foremost thing you must do before taking your idea to market is to get protection on your product. Idea protection is essential to have in place before approaching companies, as having protection on your idea also adds credibility. Protection will also stop people reproducing your idea without prior permission.

Intellectual property protection can provide the owner with the monopoly on the market and therefore can be a valuable asset. When licensing, it is possible that you may receive a greater percentage of royalty payments if you have registered your product with an Intellectual Property Office.

This section explores the different forms of protection available and the benefits of each:

  • Patents
  • Registered Designs
  • Trademarks
  • Copyright

It will look at how to apply for protection and the potential cost associated with this, as well as understanding why protection can be so valuable. It will also look at the use of confidentiality agreements and their necessity when disclosing information.

Benefits of using Innovate Design

  • We have over 10 years experience in developing ideas
  • We offer a review of your idea free of charge
  • You retain 100% of the idea and therefore 100% of the profits
  • All information shared is 100% confidential
  • We have been acknowledged as an approved consultant provider by Business Link | London since 2002
  • Our business and documentation is formulated to be compliant with BS 8538:2011 - what this means

How can Innovate Design help?

  • Expert advice on Intellectual Property (IP) protection, including patenting
  • Global patent searching to establish originality
  • Cost effective professional product design
  • Prototyping your new product idea
  • Help with Intellectual Property applications
  • Product marketing advice and assistance

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