The West of England Combined Authority's Growth Hub are providing free 360-degree business support for small and medium sized businesses in all sectors.
All businesses own or use intellectual property (IP) that needs to be protected. This includes your business name, logo, images, promotional material and even your website.
There have been changes to UK intellectual property law to ensure the smooth departure from EU IP systems.
You need to be up to speed on the changes to UK IP law. Changes affect:
- Trade Marks and Designs
- Parallel trade from the UK to the European Economic Area (EEA)
- Unregistered designs
IP protects your genuine business assets that are integral to the core services of your business and long-term viability.
In our digital age, you have no doubt benefitted from the internet, where products, services and marketing communications can reach vast audiences at relatively low costs - but this has also increased the chances of intellectual property theft. You're at risk of having your unique ideas, products or services infringed upon, which makes IP protection more important than ever.
No one else will check to see if your intellectual property has been infringed; it’s your responsibility to ensure that no one else is using your assets. Find out more information here.