When to contact the patent office

When to contact the patent office
Pat McDonagh, chief executive, Supermac’s Picture: Michael Dillon

The need to protect your original work - be it industrial design, a trademark, or a piece of music - may seem obvious, but globally there are many cases of ideas created by one firm being used by another

How do you know if the assumed intellectual property (IP) you hold is unique and suitable for registration? And what particular status should you apply for, when and through what entity?

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