Get the right IP

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Creating intellectual property (IP) does not necessarily mean that you own the rights to it. To own the rights to your IP you need to protect it.

The type of IP you create determines the IP legislation that you need to seek protection under.

You may even find that you need protection under a number of different IP right categories.

We administer and maintain the register for:

The four IP rights areas we administer are not the only types of IP. Your product may require protection under:

You can use the information in this section to determine what is the right IP for you.

Last Updated: 27/10/2015

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Trade Mark Examiner since 1993
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