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Help with Innovative New Ideas and InventionsTop Ten Tips for Inventors
Getting a great idea implemented can be a very rewarding experience. However there are some things that you must do if your idea is going to be a success. It must be original, it must work technically, and there must be a market for it. Our service is a very low cost way of finding out whether your idea qualifies. Our Inventor Pack tells you more.
Not sure what to do next? Trevor Baylis and our experts have listed our invention advice in our top ten tips for Inventors. So if you have ever asked yourself the question "How do I patent my idea or invention or innovative product?" this is a good place to get invention advice. Read them now.
So before you make a patent application to the worldwide patent search and a search for similar innovations and patented ideas. We can help you with your invention to make sure that your idea is properly protected and show you how you can patent your product, idea, design or invention by filing a UK Patent Application.or spend money on prototypes and market research it’s a good idea to conduct a
If you have a design or idea that might be valuable then you should consider patenting the idea. In the UK the system of registration is run by the Intellectual Property Office and we can show you how to patent your product by making an application for registration of your idea. The UK wants to encourage innovation and It is free to apply for a patent in the UK so the cost of a patent is not a barrier at the outset.
When you have made your Patent Application you can use the term ‘Patent Pending’ to describe your idea. It is important that you get help to submit your patent because you need to make sure that the patent claims will stand up to the competition.
An important first step is to carry out a Patent Search to make sure that there are no patents already registered for a similar idea or design. A Patent Application cannot become a Patent if a similar idea has already been patented, even if the original patent has expired.
A patent search looks through all the patents that have been published to try and find innovative ideas that are similar to yours. By finding out early if there are any existing patents you have the opportunity to modify or improve your idea. If you don’t do this you could be wasting a lot of time and money and be disappointed later. You should not start developing prototypes for your idea unless you are reasonably certain that you can patent your invention or protect your idea in some other way.
You can search for patents at the Intellectual Property Office (formerly the Patent Office). To search the database effectively is quite an art and we can do a patent search for you after we exchange confidentiality agreements. The cost of our service includes the cost of a worldwide patent search.
If you would like to speak to someone about what to do next you can contact us by phone or and we will try and answer your question. You can download our which contains our non-disclosure agreement and everything you need to get started and innovate that new idea. If your idea is valuable we may be able to arrange a licence with one of our .
Help with Protecting your Idea
There are four main ways of protecting ideas and inventions, apart from keeping them secret, and each has an important role in protecting ideas;
- Patents – These protect how things work and what they are made of
- Registered Designs – These protect what something looks like
- Copyright – This protects artistic works such as books and pictures
- Trade Marks – These protect a brand and the trading image of a company
It's important to keep ideas confidential when you tak to other people. If you would like a free example of a non-disclosure agreement please send us an email by clicking here and we will send you an example NDA for you to use.
Trevor Baylis Brands provides help with ideas and inventions to other inventors. We hope that we can help anyone with a good idea or invention to protect and sell it
We can help with a patent search or technical advice. If it is appropriate we can show you how to get a patent or patent a product and the best way to manage the patent process or how to protect your idea in other ways.
We are proud to have been involved in the development of British Standard BS8538 and our services are compliant with this standard
We can do a world-wide patent search and
if your idea is new we can decide if it is likely to be commercially successful.
To get started just click here to get one of our free Inventor Packs that includes everything you need to send in your idea.