Business Guide to Intellectual Property

Bristows’ Business Manager’s Guide to Intellectual Property Protection in the UK/EU guide highlights the importance of intellectual property rights to businesses.

It also underlines the need to protect them if these assets are to be preserved and grow.

This publication outlines practical steps that everyone in a business can take to ensure that intellectual property is adequately protected and is not damaged by others. The information it contains is intended for general guidance only, and relates to intellectual property rights as they exist within the UK (and Europe, where indicated).

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