How do you protect something that you don’t know you own? This might sound like a silly question. Surely you must be aware of what is in your possession?
The truth is, however, that many businesses own some form of intellectual property that has been generated by the creativity and hard work of individuals, but aren’t aware of its value or the fact that it requires protection.
The intellectual property process thus starts with identifying these valuable assets. These may include customer lists, standard operating procedures, a new logo that you have designed, or an invention. If these forms of intellectual property meet certain requirements, they will be eligible for protection and hence may contribute to an even greater extent to helping you or your company grow.
Smit & Van Wyk Incorporated is a specialist legal agency that focuses on intellectual property. Contact us to help you start the intellectual property process before your valuable assets are exploited by someone else.