General information on intellectual property

The main intellectual property rights are:

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights

For more detailed information on each of these you can find this in their separate sections in this section.

In this general information section we have set out further information about enforcing your IP rights, what to do if someone has infringed your IP rights (or if you have infringed someone else’s rights), including information about the common law action of passing off.

We have also created some information on the role of the Intellectual Property Office, as well as specific application of IP law to the music industry.

And click here if you'd like to read about interesting IP stories that have happened in the UK in 2013-14.

If you would like to obtain expert legal advice on intellectual property, then Caven can put you in touch with a local specialist solicitor free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local specialist solicitors please call us on 08001 221 2299.