Creations of the mind: why even the smallest company should protect its big ideas

Intellectual property rights are enshrined in both Irish and European law, and with good reason. Patents, copyright and trademarks are vital tools for SMEs as much as multinationals

8th August, 2021
Creations of the mind: why even the smallest company should protect its big ideas
Hazel Tunney, partner, Trade Marks, Tomkins Intellectual Property: ‘Identifying and protecting your IP – whether by a trademark, patent, design, copyright or trade secret – is an integral component of any business.’

While large companies invest in intellectual property (IP) for good reasons, it benefits smaller businesses too, said Hazel Tunney, partner in Trade Marks at Tomkins Intellectual Property.

“All small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) start with an idea. IP is created with the budding of that idea, and as that idea blooms into a business it continuously changes and expands, as the business does,” said Tunney.

“As this happens, IP protection becomes integral to...

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