Intellectual property audit
For the majority of SMEs, it simply isn’t feasible to dedicate the time to become experts in IP. Fortunately, there is help available. The IPO will fund an IP audit for SMEs from a qualified professional of your choice which will cover all aspects of formal and informal IP.
The audit process is intended to address real needs and will allow your business to implement a sound IP policy at the centre of your business.
IP is a specialist area, and you need to be sure that any solicitors you instruct are knowledgeable and experienced in this field. Hugh James has a wealth of experience in this area. Our professional team have performed a number of IP audits for SMEs involved in this scheme.
Feedback from the IPO shows that over 90% of businesses receiving an IP audit found them useful and relevant when developing an IP strategy or management plan.