Protecting intellectual property

Intellectual property (IP) isn't solely relevant to larger businesses or those involved in developing innovative new products: all products have IP.

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Q&A: Trade marks

Many businesses are unaware of how much intellectual property they own or how to go about protecting it. We outline the steps you could take.

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Q&A: Non-disclosure agreements

Gill Hunter, head of the commercial team at Muckle LLP, explains what non-disclosure agreements are and how they can protect small businesses.

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Q&A: Patents

Once a patent has been obtained, the inventor has a monopoly on exploiting the invention for up to 20 years. We find out how to go about it.