The intellectual property office operates and maintains a clear and accessible intellectual property system in the UK, which encourages innovation and helps the economy and society to benefit from knowledge and ideas. They help people get the right type of protection for their creation or invention.
What intellectual property is?
Having the right type of intellectual property protection helps you to stop people stealing or copying:
Copyright, patents, designs and trade marks are all types of intellectual property protection. You get some types of protection automatically, others you have to apply for.