Intellectual Property - what to consider

Your IP is the value of the creative assets your business generates. All businesses, no matter how big or small, will own some form of IP. It is crucial to appreciate what this umbrella term comprises and how it applies to your business. 

  • Need to increase or protect the valuation of your company? 
  • Make it easier to raise investment? 
  • Grow your revenues?

You can do all these things if you identify, protect and exploit your Intellectual Property (‘IP’).

Without this understanding, you will be at a considerable competitive disadvantage to other companies who have this knowledge and who exploit their IP to their benefit. Seeking intellectual property legal advice at the earliest possible stage in the development of your business is always advisable and worthwhile. 

Intellectual Property can subsist in literary, dramatic and musical works and include trademarks, design rights, copyrights and patents. They may be relevant to a wide variety of assets including text, graphics, artwork, photographs, packaging, inventions, videos, audio, websites, databases, software and apps. Understanding what IP you have in your business/brand and how best to protect, use and exploit it, is fundamental to profitability.

How LawBite can help

As part of our intellectual property legal services, Our expert lawyers will offer a fixed price intellectual property advice and help you with all aspects of IP protection including:

  • Transactional and contentious IP legal advice
  • Working out what IP you own, when/how the IP was created and by whom
  • Registering and protecting that IP, so other people can’t use or steal it
  • Advising on whether the launch of a new brand is viable and the name is cleared/free to use
  • Making sure you are not at risk of infringing anyone else’s IP
  • Helping to protect and maximise the value of confidential information
  • Helping you commercialise the value of that IP, including via licensing and assignment
  • Negotiating instances of domain name disputes and cybersquatting
  • Advising on the status of IP rights pre and post the Brexit transitional period
  • Advising on IP in the context of corporate transactions

IP matters are often time-sensitive and our lawyers are able to respond quickly and cost-effectively. We provide quick, affordable and easy to understand legal consultation. 

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Frequently asked questions

LawBite is the modern way for SMEs to get the high quality legal advice they need, but faster and cheaper.

As we look to revolutionise the traditional legal process, this may raise a number of questions on how we operate to provide your business with legal advice for your business that is; easier to access, clearer to understand and more affordable.

We have brought together the most frequently asked questions from our customers.

Each type of intellectual property lasts for different amounts of time and depending on the circumstances:

  • In general, a Patent right lasts for 20 years.
  • Copyright protects written works during the lifetime of the author plus 70 years.
  • A Trademark can last indefinitely as long as the owner continues to use the mark and renew its registration.


Copyright is a type of intellectual property. Other types of intellectual property are patents and trade marks.

Intellectual property rights allow you to prevent others from using your works or your brand name.

Intellectual property is a valuable asset. In 2014, the UK government reported that UK IP was worth £133 billion and tangible assets in the UK were worth £121 billion.

The Intellectual Property rights help you to protect your ideas, products or services so people can’t use them without your permission.

Intellectual property protects your unique creations, such as:

  • Inventions (patents)
  • Creative work (copyright)
  • Your brand name (trademarks)

Some types of intellectual property must be registered and other types arise automatically.


  • Copyright protects creative works such as novels, music, movies and even software.
  • Patents protect inventions such as pharmaceutical drugs.
  • Trademarks protect your brand name to ensure that it is only used with your goods and services.

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