When you find a new way of doing something or have created a brand new product, it may be possible to protect your idea by applying for a patent.

Patents can give your business certain legal rights that prevent others from copying your idea.

A granted patent is a legal right that can be used to take action against companies who are copying your invention.

In the UK, a patent attorney can draft the patent specification on your behalf and file the patent application with the Intellectual Property Office. If the patent is granted then anyone to copying the invention would be infringing the patent and can be prevented.

It is worth remembering that different rules apply to patents in different parts of the World. At Howard Lock Intellectual Property we can help you to obtain the right form of protection to suit your business, whether you trade in the UK, in Europe or further afield.

You can find out more information about patents here:

Why do I need a patent?
How do I obtain a patent?