Intellectual Property Office
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.
CPD credit on completion (1 point)
IPO certification via a certificate.
You can use your smart phone, tablet or PC to take the training
IP Equip is a free, interactive online learning tool for everyone, from small business owners to professional advisors.