IP Equip

Intellectual Property Office

What does it do?

There are four main types of IP:

  • Patents – protects new inventions; how they work, what they do, how they do it, what they are made of and how they are made
  • Designs – protects the overall look of a product including the colour, shape, texture and material.
  • Trade marks – protects brands, such as your business name or logo, and can consist of a word, phrase, picture or a combination of all these.
  • Copyright – protects written, dramatic, musical and artistic works including photos, recordings, software and databases.

This e-learning tool helps businesses and business advisors understand intellectual property rights ie trade marks, patents, copyright and designs. IP Equip contains 4 short modules and uses case studies to show why intellectual property is important.

What will the benefits be for me?
Free access to business checklists, business guides and a document library.

CPD credit on completion (1 point)

IPO certification via a certificate.

You can use your smart phone, tablet or PC to take the training
How do I access the service?

General IP information, including protecting your IP abroad, can be found on our website at www.gov.uk/ipo. You can also find us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

How much will it cost

IP Equip is a free, interactive online learning tool for everyone, from small business owners to professional advisors.

Contact Details
Dave Hopkins
Intellectual Property Office
Business Engagement Manager Intellectual Property Office
Tel: 01633 814041
Twitter: @The_IPO