The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, now in place, means change. It will require adapting to new trading arrangements, rules and regulations. This information for cross-border SMES in Ireland and Northern Ireland will introduce intellectual property, what it means, the position now and next steps.
What is Intellectual
Intellectual property is defined as something that you create using your mind. For example, a story, an invention, an artistic work or a symbol.
protecting Intellectual Property
Having the right type of intellectual property protection helps you to stop people stealing or copying the names of your products or brands, inventions, the design or look of products and things you write, make or produce.
the main types of Intellectual Property protection
From 1st January 2021 there will be changes to UK intellectual property law, for example, the use of representatives and address requirements to represent, UK address for service, changes to IP rights and international trade marks and designs.
Important Intellectual Property Information
The main intellectual property rights cover a number of areas outlined below: