Intellectual property: the basics


Intellectual property covers a wide range of business assets, from copyright to trade marks, and patents to design rights. If you have a business, you are likely to own intellectual property and make use of other people's intellectual property within your business activities.

This guide explains where to find information about the different types of intellectual property, how you can protect your rights and avoid infringing the rights of other intellectual property owners.

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Developed with:
Intellectual Property Office