What’s on offer?

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the official UK government body responsible for intellectual property (IP) rights including patents, designs, trade marks and copyright. The IPO operates and maintains a clear and accessible intellectual property system in the UK, which encourages innovation and helps the economy and society to benefit from knowledge and ideas.

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. Find out more about intellectual property and your work here.

Local Resources and Support

The local libraries network has a wide range of information and resources to help you to start and run your businesses, including resources from the Intellectual Property Office.

Follow the links here for your local library or Business & IP Centre resources:

Can’t find the support service you are looking for?

If you would like to talk to one of our advisers about your business support needs so that we can match you to the most appropriate support available locally contact the Growth Hub today.

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