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Myip. Licensingbooklet. How to register a trade mark. Trade marks are important assets.

How to register a trade mark

It is vital to register - that is, take ownership of - anything that is unique to your business. To that end, we've put together a five-step guide to take you through the process of registering your mark. Step 1 - Choosing a trade mark Firstly, you need to decide what sort of trade mark you want to register, keeping in mind that the mark must not describe your product or service directly: "great cleaner" or "chocolate biscuit". Patents, trade marks, copyright and designs.

Home. Main Body Text The Business and IP Centre Leeds is a one-stop source for all your business and intellectual property needs.


We draw on a wide range of resources and have extensive experience in dealing with business and intellectual property enquiries. We are members of the Europe-wide PATLIB network, the British Library's Business & IP Centre network, and work closely with the West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce and other partners. Before you apply for a patent. To get the most benefit from a patent, you need a business plan for making money from it.

Before you apply for a patent

If only a few people will buy your invention, the cost of getting and keeping a granted patent could be more than the money you will make. You also need to ensure you have the finances available to defend it against copying. Patents Application Guide. Patenting your invention. You can use a patent to protect your invention.

Patenting your invention

It gives you the right to take legal action against anyone who makes, uses, sells or imports it without your permission. To be granted a patent, your invention must be all of the following: Apply for a patent online. Guide to patenting in the UK.mp4. How to patent an idea; UK Patent Office; Patent Application; Apply for a patent. Patenting an idea is a complicated process but it is very important to the future success of your idea.

How to patent an idea; UK Patent Office; Patent Application; Apply for a patent

If a UK patent can be obtained it is generally the best way to protect your idea, but other forms of Intellectual Property protection can help too. If you are uncertain of the best way to patent your idea then contact us for a free, no obligation assessment. If a patent is appropriate, here are the steps involved in patenting an idea: UKPatentApplication. D basicfacts. Intellectual Property Office.