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Intellectual property.
Don't infringe other's, don't let others infringe you.


You should protect your company name and logo, any inventions, product designs or copyright. You should also avoid infringing intellectual property rights of others.

Act Now!

It can take months to register your trademark, so it is important to start the process as soon as possible, e.g as soon as you have decided upon your brand name.

Is a Limited Company Name automatically protected?

No. Even if you have succesfully registered a limited company name, it is not automatically protected as a brand name.

Using the TM sign against your logo

The Trademark sign (™) can often be used just 6 weeks after you have applied to register your trademark. This can often elevate your organisation's status in the eyes of your potential customers. However, some IP professionals jokingly say that (™) stands for "Totally Meaningless" - because its use does not offer full protection.

Once the mark is fully registered, you can use the Registered Trademark sign (®).

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Booklets on intellectual property rights are available from the Central Enquiry Unit of the UK Patent Office, Cardiff Road, Newport NP10 8QQ Tel:08459 500 505

Legal Advice / Document Templates

If you need legal advice on issues relating to intellectual property, you may find a local professional legal advisor within our business services listings.

Simply Docs provide a number of legal document templates relating to intellectual property issues.

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