Intangible assets policy

In ideal circumstances, management of your organisation's intangible assets will be integral to the management of the organisation itself, and a factor considered as a matter of course in the decision making process. However, we don't live in an ideal world and when you look into the way you currently manage intangible assets, it is likely that you will find any combination of differing circumstances.

The pages which follow offer a summary of some of the things you are likely to find and also, considerations to introduce as you work towards greater control of those important assets.

What you may find

When reading these pages keep three things in mind - find the facts, prioritise, make a start.
These pages are designed to help you look in the right places, identify what is important to your business and decide what to do.

Policy considerations

This information is intended to serve as a tool to assist Government organisations who do not currently have a structured policy on Intellectual Property (IP) and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and who wish to establish one. It addresses a number of issues to act as pointers when setting out an appropriate strategy.

Reviewed 22 July 2010