Why use IP?

Intellectual property (IP) is any form of original creation that can be bought or sold – from music to machinery. The four main types of IP rights are patents, trade marks, designs and copyright but there are many other ways to protect your IP.

IP for education

Here’s where students and teachers can find IP information.

IP for business

Looking for IP advice for your business? We offer a full range of advice and support services for businesses of all sizes.

Shape IP Policy

Tell us what you think IP should look like through our consultations.

Research & knowledge transfer

Find out more about IP in relation to research in higher education institutions and research establishments.