We recognise that new ideas and innovations can be commercially sensitive and that it is important to protect them.


Managing existing intellectual property rights portfolios or applying for patents, copyright or trademarks needs to be considered by commercial partners.

The Innovation Agency does not provide Intellectual Property management services. We work with Medilink NWTrustech and 2 Bioand Local Enterprise Partnership Grow Hubs who may offer assistance.

You may also find the Intellectual Property Office website a great place to start. It provides advice and guidance on all forms of IP and how to apply for protection.

You may also find useful resources with The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys.

Links to Local Enterprise Partnership Growth Hubs:

Cheshire and Warrington Growth Hub

Liverpool City Region Growth Hub

Lancashire Growth Hub

Cumbria Growth Hub

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