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Intellectual Property

From start-ups to side businesses, from coffee shops to multi-nationals, every business has Intellectual Property and protecting your ideas is essential whether you are starting out or looking to grow.

By knowing and understanding your IP rights you can ensure that you are safeguarding your business interests effectively. At BIPC Tees Valley they can help ensure you have the best resources to hand to help protect you and your business.

BIPC can advise and signpost on the four main areas of IP and have regular workshops on: copyright, trademarks, patents and registered designs.

At BIPC Tees Valley, they can give you basic IP information and signpost you to your next move.

Visit the BIPC or book a one-to-one appointment with our in-house IP expert. 

Intellectual Property Office (IPO)

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has produced a series of informative guides to help give you a good understanding of some of the big issues affecting businesses right now. Follow the links below to the IPO website.

Licensing Intellectual Property

Choosing the right IP advisor

Resolving IP disputes

Agreeing a price for Intellectual Property rights

Non-disclosure agreements

Online training tools

The IPO have also produced a set of free online training tools designed for businesses, business advisors, students and lecturers and anyone learning how to manage or use IP.

Register to use the online training tools