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Start your IP Healthcheck

Why use it?

Start your IP Healthcheck

Every business will own some form of intellectual property. It could be the artistic design, shape, technology or brand of your product or process, but do you know how to protect and exploit these intellectual assets?

The IP Health Check online tool is free to use and will help you answer these questions. It’s broken down into the four IP elements covering patents, trade marks, designs and copyright, as well as advice on licensing intellectual property and managing confidential information.

What you get

Just answer a series of simple questions and a tailored confidential report will be created for you, based on what you have told us. The report will include;

  • A list of recommended action points, to help you protect and exploit your IP rights;
  • An explanation of why we have made each recommendation;
  • Guidance on how to put each recommendation into practice;
  • Links to useful information, websites and other resources.

How it works

Just click on link below and enter your e-mail details. You will be able to start the Health Check right away. If you can't complete the Health Check all in one go, you will be able to log back in later and pick up from where you left off.


This service is usually available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Start your IP Healthcheck