SMEs contribute hugely to the national economy.  They are responsible for a large number of innovations and consequently there is enormous potential offered by the Intellectual Property system to help SMEs boost their competitiveness.  

Regrettably, there is often a presumption by SMEs that the Intellectual Property system is difficult and expensive and is therefore, not available to them as an option.  The fact is that the correct guidance and advice is available at a reasonable cost and the Intellectual Property system can be invaluable to all businesses in a competitive environment. 

It is important to us that our SME clients receive clear and jargon-free advice.  We make recommendations that help SMEs to achieve their short- and long-term goals and provide the relevant information so that the business can make well-informed decisions.  We also understand the importance of the SME budget. 

Sometimes it is simply helpful to identify the Intellectual Property that your business may already own and to achieve this we can do an IP Audit.  From there, we can identify any strengths or weaknesses and make recommendations for tackling any issues or boosting any protection already in place.  Most importantly, we can help you to make Intellectual Property work for your business.

If your business has devised with a new idea, you are thinking of re-branding, are having problems with a competitor, or are considering your online presence, we would be happy to have a chat with you to decide whether use of the Intellectual Property System could be right for your business.   We encourage you to get in touch.

In the meantime, our page on The Basics will give you some background regarding the sort of protection that is available and that might be helpful to you.  Please see our information on some of the common pitfalls that often catch people out with the Intellectual Property system.