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Free intellectual property advice

Support provided by Scottish Enterprise

What does this involve?

Intellectual property (IP) is the intangible, intellectual creations of the mind. For many businesses, their intellectual property (IP) and associated rights are the most valuable assets they have and can separate them from their competitors. So, it’s important to protect your IP and to develop and IP strategy.

Scottish Enterprise offer free and impartial IP advice to help when you're developing new products and services either by yourself or in collaboration with others. Areas covered include:

  • developing new products, processes or services
  • preparing to export to international markets
  • collaboration
  • commercialisation and diversifying your IP to increase revenue
  • attracting investment and funding

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

All businesses in areas of Scotland served by Scottish Enterprise. This includes Aberdeen City and Shire, East of Scotland, Tayside and West of Scotland.

How long does this take?

Once you’ve submitted your enquiry, you should hear back from an adviser within 5 working days. 

Next steps

Visit the Scottish Enterprise website for more information and to apply.

Support provided by Scottish Enterprise