Intellectual Property (IP) is about far more than just patents. There are other types of IP rights which you can use to protect your inventions or creations.
The type of IP protection you need depends on what you've created and what you'll use it for.
Intellectual Property is divided into 2 categories:
- Industrial property, which includes next to patents:
- Copyright, which includes literary and artistic works, and neighbouring rights.
Other protection possibilities
Some products need to be protected by a combination of rights! You may also choose to protect your IP in other ways, for example, by using a confidentiality agreement (see ‘Other protection possibilities’).