Why use IP

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Intellectual Property (IP) rights encourage and reward innovation. They provide a competitive advantage and can be an important asset on the balance sheet of a business. Learn more about the value and qualities of these rights.

  • IP rights at a glance - There are various types of IP protection available, with differing terms of protection, application requirements and benefits.
  • The value of IP rights - IP rights can be a valuable business asset and provide a distinct competitive advantage.
  • Attributes of IP rights  - like a piece of physical property, IP rights are owned and can be sold or licensed. 
  • IP rights offer protection and can deter infringement.
  • IP rights provide exclusivity and can be used to protect different aspects of a product or service in different countries.

Last Updated: 21/9/2015

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