Patents protect new inventions or ideas that are capable of being made or used in industry. There are restrictions on what can and can’t be patented. Applying for a patent is a complex and lengthy process, as it has substantial legal consequences.

Major legal disputes can arise over patents, as they restrict the copying, manufacturing, selling, or importing of your invention without your permission.

In this section we cover common questions such as:

  • What are patents?
  • What legal rights they confer?
  • What steps are involved in applying for a patent?

Also set out is how you can dispute someone else’s patent application and what to do if you think someone is infringing your rights.

If you would like to obtain expert legal advice on patents, then Contact Law 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 0800 1777 162.

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