IP Health Check

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.

IP Health Check is a free online assessment of your business to help you identify and add value to your IP assets. Based on your answers to a series of simple questions, it provides a confidential report with advice on how to protect your IP.

What will the benefits be for me?
By answering a series of simple questions a tailored confidential report is created for you, based on what you have told us. This report will include;

A personalised list of actions to take.
An explanation of why we have made each recommendation.
Guidance on how to put each course of action into practice.
Links to useful information, websites and other resources.
How do I access the service?

You can access the IP Health Check on our website here: https://www.ipo.gov.uk/iphealthcheck.htm.

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

The IP Health Check is a free online assessment of your business to help you identify and add value to your IP assets.

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