I want to protect my IP

Protecting your intellectual property helps your ideas, secrets, concepts and reputations have their best chance of reaching their commercial potential.

Which IP option is best for me?

Refer to the chart below to find out what IP protection is best for you.

*Parts may include: drawings, software, steps in software, text (eg, manuals), photos, film, concept, process or steps in a process, look and feel, database, product functions, product shape, parts shape, purpose or a product or process.

**Trade secrets are very difficult to keep.  Other people could independently create or reverse engineer a similar idea to yours and break your trade secret. Protecting your idea with a patent may still be best, particularly if you want to license the technology.

This chart is only a guide. Individual circumstances may result in different or multiple outcomes. Please seek professional advice for a conclusive answer.

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