Lincoln office

01522 801111
LOVEN Patents & Trademarks
51 Wragby Road
United Kingdom

Hull office

01482 236777
LOVEN Patents & Trademarks
Hesslewood Hall Business Centre
Ferriby Road,
United Kingdom

Peterborough office

01733 889444
LOVEN Patents & Trademarks
Asset House
Thorpe Wood Business Park
26-28 Thorpe Wood
United Kingdom

Protect your inventions

If you have invented a product or process, you don’t want anyone to take it away from you. With a granted patent, you have the right to stop others from copying or manufacturing your invention without your permission. The only way they can use your product or process is with your permission granted on the basis of a licence agreement that provides you with royalties.

So, does your idea meet the requirements for a patent?

  • In order to be patentable, your invention must meet prescribed legal criteria.  These are:
  • It must be new
  • This means that the idea must not have been made available to the public before the date of filing a patent application, by you or anyone else, anywhere.
  • It must be inventive
  • This means that it must not be an obvious step to someone who has knowledge of the subject area/technology concerned.
  • It must be capable of industrial application
    • This means that it must be able to be made or used in some kind of industry.
  • It must not fall within the list of exempted categories
    • For example, an invention that consist of a method of medical treatment or diagnosis, or an invention that is against public policy or morality.

If you require advice on whether your idea or invention will meet these criteria, please call us on 01522 801111. We are here to protect your innovation.

Without an attorney to handle the complex legal and technical issues involved in obtaining good patent and trademark protection, you are very likely to end up with something too narrow in its scope and therefore easy to get round. Trying to save money on a patent or trademark application can prove to be costly down the line. Looking to protect your designs, brand or inventions the right way? Call us today:
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