IP Basics

This guide is for businesses and sets out ways to successfully manage their intangible assets, or IP


IP Basics


This guide explains:

  • the different types of IP
  • where they fit in your business
  • how to protect them
  • the ways you can use IP through licensing and franchising

It does not provide legal, business or other professional advice so if you are in any doubt, you should get independent advice.

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Published 4 December 2017
Last updated 10 July 2019 + show all updates
  1. The e-learning tools for IP Health Check has been updated and IP Finance Toolkit is now called IP For Investment and has been updated.
  2. Link added to IPO's instagram account.
  3. First published.