Helping People with Great Ideas

Our Background and History

Trevor Baylis presents Nelson Mandela with a Clockwork Radio

Trevor Baylis Brands was started because Trevor, who is still the President of the Company, had such difficulties when he was trying to launch his famous Clockwork Radio invention. We set out to provide the help that was missing for him. Over the years we have worked closely with the UK Patent Office and British Standards Institution to improve the standard of help given to people with new invention ideas. Over the last ten years Trevor Baylis Brands has helped over 9,000 people with their invention ideas. 

 


So if programmes like Dragons' Den inspire you to start a new business or you need help with a new invention, or even of you are considering using crowdfunding to finance your idea then you need to know the facts. If you don't, then at best you may be wasting time and money or at worst you could be sued for infringing someone else's rights. Just get one of our Packs from the Service Packs button at the top of this page and take the first steps on making your great idea a reality. We can evaluate your invention and give you advice about your idea that will help with technical issues as well as patent advice on how to protect it. The first step in protecting your idea is to do a worldwide patent search to make sure that it really is a new idea. Then you can start the patent process to protect your invention. If it is new and valuable then we have commercial services that can help you develop it. Give us a call or send us an email and we will do our best to help.

 Trevor Baylis OBE


Free Online Services

Trevor Baylis CBE
Who should use the Services from Trevor Baylis Brands?

Our services are for anyone that has a good idea and wants help to make it a success. Our services are fully compliant with British Standards BS8538

We help people of all types; inventors, entrepreneurs, business owners, and especially people with a good idea. We firmly believe that the secret of successful people and businesses is that they concentrate on those ideas that can be successful and abandon those that are not going to make it. What we do is help them decide.

If you are planning to start a business or just want to license your idea to a manufacturer your ideas are valuable and they need to be protected. A business start up or expanding business that is doing product development with new product ideas needs to make sure that they are not infringing another company’s intellectual property. Otherwise the effort may be wasted. Then they need to protect their own ideas so that any investors can see that their investment is protected.

Business ideas and processes can’t be protected directly so if you have a great business idea it is important that you capture the value that you are creating. One of the best ways to do this is to create a brand for your product then protect it with a Registered Trade Mark. You also get automatic Copyright Protection in any documents or pictures that you create.

We can show you how to protect your ideas by applying for patents and registered designs and registering Trademarks. We can also help with Technical Advice and prototype development if you need it. So why not register now for the free online services and start developing that great idea.

Help with an Invention Idea

This service is for people who need help with an invention idea.  This invention ideas website provides help for inventions for free and explains how to get help with an invention. So if you are thinking “I need a patent for my idea so how do I get my idea patented” then you are in the right place. Trevor Baylis Brands has been helping Inventors for over 10 years.

We can’t tell you how to patent an idea for free but we can advise you the best and cheapest way to make a patent. So this is where to take invention ideas.

How to Protect my Invention Idea?

There are several types of Intellectual Property Protection for an idea including patents, registered designs, trade marks and copyright. They protect what it does, what it looks like, its name and any pictures or documents that describe it. A single idea or invention can be protected by all these if necessary. Our ‘Protecting My Idea’ page explains all this.

How do I Patent My Invention?

There are several steps that the idea inventor should take to patent new ideas. If you think that you have a good invention idea and need a patent then this inventors website has lots of tools and information to help you. We can show you how to patent new ideas.

What do I do if I have a good Invention Idea?

First of all we can tell you how to find out if an idea is already patented. Nobody likes to find out if their idea has already been thought of but it is much better to find out early before spending a lot of time developing an idea. We can do a worldwide invention search for you but we also provide free tools to let you search our patent database and the worldwide patent database. You can join our free online service and get access to free tools and advice and we will also send you an Inventors Pack that explains what we do. When you are ready you can send us your good invention idea and we will research it for you and give you a report on the best way of protecting it and moving forward.

Do I need a Patent?

A Patent is not always the right choice to protect your idea. A Registered Design or a Trade Mark may be a better and cheaper solution. We can advise you if you need to get your idea patented. If you do need a patent then we can show you how to get an invention patented. It is free to make a Patent Application in the UK and you have up to one year before you need to spend any money with the Patent Office for them to process it. We can help you with the Patent Office process and show you how to make a Patent Application. You can get copies of the Patent Office Guides and Patent Office Forms from our Website. A granted patent gives you the exclusive commercial rights to sell products based on the idea for twenty years from the date of the patent. You can sell licences to other people so that they can make and sell products based on your idea. This is what patents do.

What do I need to get a Patent?

For an initial patent application you need a clear description of your idea including a simple labelled drawing of your idea if that relevant. Before the Patent Office can process your idea you also need to include a set of Patent Claims. These are a precise description of exactly what part of your product invention you are claiming is new. You do not need to send the claims with your initial patent application but you should take professional advice to make sure that you don’t miss out anything important. We can help you with the patent application when you are ready to go ahead. As soon as you submit your patent application you can call your idea ‘Patent Pending’ because if your patent is granted it will run from the date that you apply for it, not the date that it is granted.

What to do if I have an Invention

The first step is to register for our free online inventor services. We can then start helping you with your idea and take the first steps towards creating a successful product or business. Just click here or on the Free Online Services button at the top of this page.

We look forward to seeing your great ideas.

Trevor Baylis Brands

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