Intellectual property - the basics

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What does this involve?

Intellectual property can be a major business asset. You should be aware of your own intellectual property and take steps to protect it. And you must also be careful not to infringe the rights of other intellectual property owners. Our free Business Gateway guide to intellectual property explains how.

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are thinking about starting, or already run, a business in Scotland.

What does this cost?

This is a free and impartial service.

How long does this take?

Take 4 minutes to read the Business Gateway guide to intellectual property.

Important information

You may wish to consider putting in place a non-disclosure agreement before discussing intellectual property or ideas with other parties.

Next steps

Visit the Business Gateway website for more information on the basics of intellectual property.

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