Protecting Your IP

“If a man is keeping an idea to himself, and that idea is taken by stealth or trickery, I say it is stealing. But once a man has revealed his idea to others, it is no longer his alone. It belongs to the world.”

Linda Sue Park, A Single Shard

The Importance of Intellectual Property

The Intellectual Property that you own, and license is fundamental to you being able to trade, differentiate your business from others and maintain a commercial edge whilst continuing to grow and diversify. It also has a significant impact on the value of your company.

The value of intangible assets often far exceeds the value of the tangible assets of a company.

Intellectual Property due diligence is a key component of any investment and investors in the AIM market will want to understand and review your intellectual property. In particular, they will want to gain an understanding of:

  • The registered trade marks, designs and patents you currently own
  • What trade mark and designs are in use and unprotected
  • Any copyright owned, along with details of how ownership is derived and recorded
  • Provisions for the use and retention of know-how and trade secrets
  • Processes for capturing and protecting all intangible assets
  • What IP assets are licensed in and on what terms

A strong intellectual property strategy is aligned with the business strategy and serves to create a competitive edge and is an effective tool to help a business flourish.

The portfolio must provide a solid base for growth and serve to protect further investment.

The AIMListing IP partners have over 20 years’ experience in protecting and managing Intellectual Property. They have worked with some of the world’s best-known brands, entrepreneurs starting their journey and everything in between.

They work closely with internal teams, whether its legal, marketing or management and can provide a full IP services, including:

  • IP audits – including assessing strengths and weaknesses, conducting a full review of ownership and internal processes and providing a gap analysis
  • Selection and clearance of brands
  • Trade Mark and Design filing and prosecution services
  • Development and implementation IP enforcement strategies
  • IP Monitoring services
  • Education and training

Whether you are considering an AIM IPO or you are an established AIM company wanting to understand and protect your IP it starts with a short informal chat to understand your business and firm up your needs. 

Whatever the IP challenge you are facing, simple or complex, get in touch with us on +44 (0) 20 3968 6888 and we’ll can arrange a chat or meeting with our IP team. Alternatively drop us a note below and one of our team will contact you. We look forward to becoming part of your AIM journey.