Intellectual Property

Protecting your intellectual property is crucial if your business is developing a new product, service, brand or process.  Our specialist advisors can help with international patents and patent searches, trademarks and trademark searches and designs and copyright.  From time to time, we also run seminars and events in partnership with the UK Intellectual Property Office, The British Library and the European Patent Office.

If your business can show that it intends to sell outside Northern Ireland, is actively pursuing growth plans and will contribute to increasing productivity and innovation in Northern Ireland, you could also get financial assistance to carry out an Intellectual Asset Management Audit and protect patents, trademarks, design registration and licensing agreements.

Click here to find out more about qualifying for this support.

To find out more about how Invest NI can help your business, complete our short enquiry form or call us on 0800 181 4422.

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