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Hampshire 
Accountants

Chartered Certified Accountants

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Intellectual Property

        


We help you protect your IP now and in the future

IP is protected in law by, for example, patents, copyright and trademarks, which enable people to earn recognition or financial benefit from what they invent or create. Having the right type of intellectual property protection helps you to stop people stealing or copying:

 

  • the names of your products or brands

  • your inventions

  • the design or look of your products

  • things you write, make or produce


Copyright, patents, designs and trade marks are all types of intellectual property protection. You get some types of protection automatically, others you have to apply for.


A trademark is a sign capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one enterprise from those of other enterprises. Trademarks date back to ancient times when artisans used to put their signature or "mark" on their products.


Copyright is a legal term used to describe the rights that creators have over their literary and artistic works. Works covered by copyright range from books, music, paintings, sculpture and films, to computer programs, databases, advertisements, maps and technical drawings.


A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention. Generally speaking, a patent provides the patent owner with the right to decide how - or whether - the invention can be used by others. In exchange for this right, the patent owner makes technical information about the invention publicly available in the published patent document.


An industrial design constitutes the ornamental or aesthetic aspect of an article. A design may consist of three-dimensional features, such as the shape or surface of an article, or of two-dimensional features, such as patterns, lines or colour.


Intellectual Property registration involves submissions Intellectual Property Office or to patent attorney or trademark attorney. 


Our fee


We charge a fee of 100% plus VAT of the application fees or professional legal fees incurred in submission of your Intellectual Property application. i.e IPO charge £200 plus £100 per Class, then our fee will be £600 plus VAT. And so on.    

Intellectual Property