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Protecting Ideas

intellectual property
The ways to protect your idea are called Intellectual Property Rights or IPR for short. These are ways of proving that you own the idea.

Patent Office Information
 - The Patent Office
 - Patent Office Video Guides
 - Patent Office Forms and Documents

Click on the video links below to find out more about each way of protecting your idea. Click here for a complete list of Patent Office Videos and Guides.
You cannot patent an App or a Website or a Business Idea but you can use Registered Trade Marks and Registered Designs and Copyright to protect the details.

They can be used to stop other people copying your idea. Our Discovery Service can tell you whether your idea is protectable and help you with advice about how to do it. Just click Free Information Pack  to get a pack so you can explain your idea and get our help.

Patents

machines are patented





this is about how things work and what they are made of
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Copyright

 books are copyright



this is about written or artistic works including software, pictures, and drawings
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Trade Marks

tbb trade mark





this is about brands and product names  ....more>


  Patent Office Video
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Designs

animated lamp design






this is about what things look like 
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