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Intellectual property for start-up companies


We help start-up companies protect and monetise what is often their biggest business asset – their intellectual property. We’ve helped hundreds of start-up businesses, and understand the challenges they face, as well as the implications COVID-19 has had on the way start-ups should think about managing intellectual property. Whether your assets are inventions, brands, aesthetic designs, software or something else, speak to us about how to secure and leverage those assets to gain a competitive edge, attract investment and grow with confidence.

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26 October 2021

The benefits of the UKIPO’s ‘IP Audit Plus’ scheme

About the author: Johannes Biniok advises clients seeking to protect their technology, particularly by means of patents, utility models and industrial designs. Johannes works closely with a diverse range of

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26 October 2021

Billion Dollar Code: how start-ups can win the Quids Game

About the author Parminder Lally is a senior associate at Appleyard Lees IP LLP. Parminder specialises in drafting and prosecuting patent applications for computer-implemented inventions. She has built a substantial

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21 September 2021

Certainty in the trajectory of quantum computing patents

About the author Tom Gregory is a trainee patent attorney at Appleyard Lees IP LLP. Tom’s work is primarily focused on the mechanics and electronics sectors. He also has valuable experience in

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22 July 2021

Software patents grant rate in the U.S.

About the authors Parminder Lally is a senior associate at Appleyard Lees IP LLP. Parminder specialises in drafting and prosecuting patent applications for computer-implemented inventions. She has built a substantial

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05 May 2021

Someone’s copying my invention! What should I do?

About the authors Parminder Lally is a senior associate at Appleyard Lees IP LLP. Parminder specialises in drafting and prosecuting patent applications for computer-implemented inventions. She has built a substantial

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Services


Patents

If you are in the business of developing technology, we can help you protect and patent your innovation.

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Trade Marks

We can help you protect your product’s identity, identify the rights you own, maximise their value to your business and carry your unique message to the market.

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IP Strategy Specialists

We can help you get the most from your intellectual property strategy in order to secure business advantage over your competitors.

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Design And Copyright

Designs and copyright are powerful and all-pervasive legal rights. We can help you protect both.

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Events


28 June 2021

Diversity in IP Breakfast

Parminder Lally is due to speak at this year’s Diversity in IP Breakfast on 22 June 2020. IP Inclusive and CIPA have joined forces for this event where the discussion

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06 July 2021

IP Inclusive “Allies, advocates, and supporters” event

Parminder Lally joins the panel for IP Inclusive North of England’s latest event titled “Allies and suppporters: How to be one and the benefits it brings”. This hugely collaborative event

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08 July 2021

COVID-19 – Implications for Intellectual Property Rights webinar

Join this online discussion hosted by One Nucleus to learn how to safeguard life sciences-based innovations in the challenging COVID-19 environment.

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14 July 2021

The Virtual IP Summit

Julia and Howard will both be speaking at the Virtual IP Summit in June.

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19 July 2021

On Helix 2020

Barbara Fleck and Kate Hickinson will learn about transforming new medicine discovery at this year’s On Helix.

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How can we help you?

Contact us to connect with intellectual property specialists who can advise on protecting, leveraging and monetising the IP of your start-up business.