An Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights
- Price: £3.60
- Published: November 2014
- Type: Business Information Factsheet
- Format: PDF
Intellectual property (IP) rights help firms control how their IP is used. Although IP is particularly important to creative firms, almost every firm has IP that it uses to sell its goods or services. For example, a takeaway outlet that provides food in containers customised with its logo has IP in the logo, which a competitor can exploit by using the same or a similar logo to mislead customers.
This factsheet provides brief descriptions of UK and European IP rights.