Every business has intangible assets that are valuable and which can be protected. Such assets usually include brands, designs, creative works, formulae, know-how, technology, data, confidential information and goodwill.
Intellectual property laws provide your business with the freedom to operate without fear or interference from competitors, enables it to grow and generate additional revenue, provides certainty by marking out the boundaries of your protection, makes your business more investible, allows tax credits to be claimed, all of which enhances the value of the business thereby enabling a higher exit price.
ibd can provide significant expertise and legal support by developing strategies on how to manage those assets to achieve the objectives above and in each of the following areas.
Protection – protecting and enforcing your intangible assets is key to capturing their value
- Trademarks – a competitively priced “one-stop-shop” for registering international trademarks and domain names which includes the full range of clearance, registration, conflict resolution, enforcement and portfolio management services worldwide which simplifies the process.
- Patents – strategic input on how your inventions are protected and managed such as which jurisdictions the patents should be filed in, the extent and scope of protection, and whether collaborations are required that may be essential.
- Copyright – effective and practical considerations are required to ensure your copyright assets (and other unregistrable rights) are securely maintained.
If you have ideas and concepts that are part of your business and you feel they could be an asset to another business if they got hold of them, then we should be having a conversation. ibd has IP as well as R&D experts and now is a good time to do a review to see how well protected your IP is
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