Intellectual Property (“IP”) refers to creation of mind. This is where the law grant some monopoly rights to the owner on its creation.
All businesses will have a brand name or logo for their company, products and services. This will be the first defense line of IP Trade Mark.
Thereafter, you may have your invention which you wish to o protect its mechanism or process, register it as Patent.
If you have a product with unique design on its shape, register it as Industrial Design.
For a software company, if you have written a new computer program, it is the copyright which needs to be protected.
Protection of IP rights can be done by registration or voluntary notification with the Intellectual Property Agency or Government Department of the respective country.
The following are the information on various types of IPs and how they can be protected.