Blacks Solicitors’ Holiday & Homes Park team have an in-depth understanding of the parks industry and recognise the commercial value a business can accumulate in its Intellectual Property (IP).
What is Intellectual Property (IP)?
IP can be found in a number of different forms (such as words or pictures) and is the unique physical expression of an idea.
For example, if you have designed a logo for your park and/or have a particular strapline that you use when advertising your park business, that will constitute IP.
Does my park business have any IP?
Our specialist team can conduct a detailed IP Audit of your park business to ascertain all of the current IP in use by, and owned by, your park business.
This Audit will then assess whether it is protected, if not whether it should be protected, and if it is not owned by you (such as logos created by a design agency) what steps should be taken to gain any necessary rights to use the IP.
Why protect IP?
In today’s market brand identity is key to help you stand out from your competitors and if you have IP protection in place you can protect your unique designs and try and stop other businesses from copying you.
How do you protect your IP?
Some IP protection is automatic (such as Copyright) but some needs to be applied for (such as Trade marks). The right type of protection will depend on the creative work you are looking to protect. We can identify the suitable options available for you and guide you through the registration process.
For more information, or to discuss how we can help you identify and protect the intellectual property in your park business, please email or call Blacks’ Holiday & Home Parks team today on 0113 207 0000.