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There are four main ways of protecting ideas and inventions, apart from keeping them secret, and each has an important role;
- 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 talk to other people and as part of our Enterprise Service we can provide you with an example non-disclosure agreement that you can use for free.
If you would like confidential advice from us you can subscribe to the Enterprise Advice Service which is part of the Enterprise Service. With this service you can discuss IP related issues with a Patent Attorney or other subject matter expert.
Business Ideas can't be protected directly but the important components of the business, like Brand Names and Logos, can be protected with Trade Marks. Software and documentation is protected by Copyright and Web pages are protected by Copyright and Design Rights. Read More >>>
Products for which the appearance is important, like clothes or furniture can be protected with Registered Designs and ideas for a new machine or process can be protected with a Patent.
As part of our Discovery Service we carry out a worldwide patent search to make sure that your idea is patentable and to find out early if there are already competing products out there. To find out more about the Enterprise Service click here >>>
As part of our service we can help you with the technology. Whether its reviewing the basic feasibility of an idea or getting expert assistance with advanced technical issues, we can probably help.
Our experts already have a range experience that covers everything from software development to avionics. That experience includes knowing when to call in someone else.
We can give you a considered opinion on the issues that are likely to arise with any technical project and more importantly we can help find solutions. We can help with Technical Designs and Prototypes
Enterprise Service members can email us with basic questions for free and for a low cost you can make confidential enquiries and get advice from a subject matter expert with our Enterprise Advice service.
We can arrange meetings with our experts or external advisers if the technology requires it. To find out more click here >>>
We have a number of articles that explain some of the common problems with energy and power in new machine designs. Read More >>>
The first step is to join the free Enterprise Service to give you access to basic tools and services.
If you need confidential advice then you can subscribe to the Enterprise Advice Service where for an annual subscription you can get advice from a subject matter expert.
Once you are ready to move ahead the next step is to put your idea through the Discovery Process to qualify the idea and identify any issues that need to be resolved. The Discovery Process is the first step of the Enterprise Process to get qualifying ideas to market.
Once ideas have been qualified by the Discovery Process, Enterprise Service Members can ask for consultancy from the Building Enterprise staff and other experts to discuss and plan the next steps.
We will arrange meetings with appropriate external advisers when required. Depending on the circumstances many of these advisers may provide an initial consultation for no charge. If fees are payable then they will be monitored by us to ensure that they are reasonable and deliver good value.
You will never be charged for services that you have not discussed with us first.
We can also arrange for everything from Company Formation and Licence Agreements to Bookkeeping and Billing. To find out more please click here >>>
Getting started with a new idea can be a daunting challenge, but it need not be. You can remove a lot of the risk and make the idea more attractive to potential investors and partners by taking some simple steps.
The first step is to check out your idea to make sure its viable. Nobody wants to waste money on an idea that can't work or one that has already been developed by someone else.
We can help you do both.
As a registered member you can read the advice pages on this web site. We can answer general questions by email but when you are ready to ask confidential questions you can use our Enterprise Advice Service>>>.
By subscribing to the Advice Service you get access to our in house patent database that you can check out in confidence to see what similar ideas are out there. Read More >>>
The next stage is our Discovery Service. We exchange confidentiality agreements so that we can carry out a detailed review of your idea including a worldwide patent search. We will give you our opinion as to whether your idea is viable and what action you should take to develop it and get it to market.
To find out what to do next click here >>>>>
The Enterprise Service is designed to help all the way from a good idea to an operational company.
We look at ideas at any stage from an initial concept through to an established company that needs help and support to launch a new product or service.
By registering with the Enterprise Service through this web site at no charge you can access the facilities of the site, including the Draft Documents and Technical Development Services. You can also ask our experts general questions by email which we will do our best to answer. We can't deal with confidential matters or do research on your behalf unless we exchange Confidentiality Agreements and you can do that by subscribing to our Enterprise Advice Service >>>.
As an Advice Service subscriber you can use our online Patent Database. If you want greater levels of assistance then you need to start with the Discovery Service. This is a paid for service that starts with an Intellectual Property Review including a world-wide patent search, and a Technical Review if that is relevant. We will report on our findings and if necessary suggest meetings with our experts and more advanced services. We try to ensure that we don't encourage you to take up services that are inappropriate. This is why we need to check out your idea to make sure that it is viable. For more Information download the Discovery Pack >>>
If we believe that we can be of benefit to you we will meet with you to discuss the idea and decide on the best course of action. If external experts and services are required then Building Enterprise will arrange it. We vet all the companies that supply services for us and we monitor the activities to ensure that you get a cost effective service. To find out more click here >>>
We will be giving away a genuine Baylis wind-up torch to everyone who sends in a Discovery Pack or joins the Advice Service in December.
There are only a limited number of these signed torches available so hurry and send in your idea now. For more details see our latest newsletter.
We have created a service called Building Enterprise and Its purpose is to encourage and develop viable ideas into successful commercial enterprises.
Building Enterprise combines professional advice and support with selected services that can be tailored to the needs, and the funding available. Whether you are lone Inventor looking to take the first steps or an established business that is looking to launch a new idea, then we have a service for you.
We can provide confidential help with our Enterprise Advice Service and our Discovery Service delivers Patent Searches and Intellectual Property Advice you can access these services and more information on Designs and Prototypes by joining the free Enterprise Service>>>
If we don't have the specific skill needed in-house, then we will use our extensive range of contacts to provide it for you. Everyone from lone entrepreneurs, to managers of established companies can be more successful with good advice and support at an affordable cost from the Building Enterprise Service.
By registering for free with the Enterprise Service you will get access to free advice and documents as well as low cost and effective services that will help you develop your idea and get it to market. Read More >>>
A New Invention or a Business Idea must be protected with Patents, Registered Designs and Trademarks. We can do a Worldwide Patent Search for you in our Discovery Service. Read More >>>
- We can help you develop your business idea
- We can help you protect your invention idea.
- We can provide the expert advice you need in complete confidence. Read More >>>
We can enhance your idea with Computer Aided Designs and Demonstration Prototypes to bring your idea to life. Read More >>>
If you would like confidential advice about one or more ideas then join the Enterprise Advice Service. You can discuss your idea with an expert and use our online Patent Search tools and other information. Read More >>>
If you would like free access to other tools, services, and documents such as Non-Disclosure Agreements then please join our Enterprise Service. Read More >>>
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