Our services are centred around intellectual property that can be registered. We protect innovation, design, and branding across all sectors of industry, and at all stages in the supply chain.

For each IP right we offer services covering strategic advice, pre-registration searches, registrations and renewals, oppositions and dispute resolution. We handle work throughout the world, working with local colleagues in over 100 countries.


Our attorneys specialise in one or more sectors of industry, which enables them to provide quality advice with a commercial focus.

Our patent specialists have detailed understanding of the background technology, which ensures that your patent applications are prepared with the correct scope, reducing the likelihood of challenges from third parties and objections from the patent office.

They also advise whether other forms of protection would be more appropriate. Our brand specialists work with brand managers for leading brands and their advice is commercially focussed making sure that you get the best value from your budget.

Free online advice from the IPO

2nd Dec 2013

In an effort to tackle poor understanding of IP rights, the UK IPO has recently launched a range of online support tools designed to help businesses identify and manage their intellectual property assets.

The recent additions are IP Basics, IP Equip and the IP Equip app.

  1. IP Basics provides free online guides for understanding the various forms of IP and the process of obtaining a patent.
  2. IP Equip is an interactive learning tool that aims to help businesses and their advisors to identify assets which may be protected by intellectual property (IP) rights. It consists of a series on online modules including questions and resources.
  3. The IP Equip app is a smart phone app providing access to IP information and available from iTunes and the Android App store.
  4. There are also a couple of older initiatives.
  5. IP Health Check, which has been around for a few years, is a free online tool that provides businesses with a list of recommendations for protecting and exploiting their intellectual priority assets.
  6. The IP Masterclass is a specialist course designed to enable users to develop a detailed understanding of intellectual property and its relationship with business, culture and the economy, as well as sound practical skills that can be applied to a business environment. It is available as a classroom course or as an online distance learning course but there is a registration fee.

Anything that generally demystifies the subject of IP can only be a good thing, especially for SMEs and advisers to SMEs. We are interested to hear if any of our readers have tried out these tools and the type of advice they have received.

This article is for general information only. Its content is not a statement of the law on any subject and does not constitute advice. Please contact Reddie & Grose LLP for advice before taking before any action in reliance on it.

William Ponder
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