Small and medium-sized enterprises in particular should have their intellectual property protected by patents and utility models (for inventions), and by trademarks and design patents as an indication of origin (for designs). Intellectual Property Rights, or IPR for short, are designed to help your company protect its intellectual property.
Business Upper Austria is pleased to help, advise and support you in all matters concerning patents, trademarks and design protection.
If you have an innovative invention idea or have developed a new product and want to protect it against imitation by others, you should apply for a patent. We would be pleased to assist you during this process. We can offer you general information on patents and utility models as well as detailed patent searches. A patent application is the best way to protect you against the theft of your intellectual property.
We also help you with patent exploitation. Regardless of whether you want to sell your patent or develop a licensing model, we would be pleased to support you. We also offer patent evaluation as a basis for calculating license fees and quoting prices for patents.
If your company is experiencing strong growth, you should also create and protect trademarks along with your designs and unique selling points. Business Upper Austria can advise you on trademark law, research similar trademarks and provide you with comprehensive information to effectively protect your trademark.