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.