One stop IP advice

The IPO offers a range of tools, booklets and resources to help people from all sizes and all sectors of businesses. The public sector creates, uses and protects IP in the same way as any other business. On this page we have listed all the tools we believe can help you make the most of your organisations IP.

IP tools

The IP Health Check

Take the IP Health CheckThe IP Health Check online tool is free to use and will help users answer their IP questions. It’s broken down into the four IP elements covering patents, trade marks, designs and copyright, as well as advice on Licensing Intellectual Property, managing Confidential Information and using trade marks overseas.

Lambert Agreements

The Lambert tool-kit is designed to help collaborating parties get to grips with issues relating to the ownership and exploitation of any IP rights generated in research projects, publication rights and the financial framework.

IP booklets


IP Insight is the IPO's free monthly e-newsletter offering readers the latest developments in Intellectual Property (IP) news, views from the Intellectual Property Office and IP professionals, IP stories in the media, and details of IP events and exhibitions.

Reviewed 5 May 2011