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Protecting Ideas

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.

Click here for the Intellectual Property Office video that explains what IP means to you.

Click on the video links below to find out more about each way of protecting your idea.
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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Patent Office Video
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Copyright

 books are copyright



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

tbb trade mark



this is about brands and product names
 
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Patent Office Video
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Designs

animated lamp design






this is about what things look like 
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 Patent Office Video
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