Types of IA/IP Services
There are many intangible assets (IA) and intellectual property (IP) services a business will require as it innovates, transforms, and grows.
GoBusiness IP Grow features 20 IA/IP service directories grouped into 4 key categories. Click on each IA/IP service to view a list of service providers.
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IP Search and registration
|Provides services relating to patent drafting and registration, including advice on the validity or
infringement of patents.
|Registered Design Agent
|Provides services relating to design registration, such as design search and filing services, including advice on filing strategies.
|Trade Mark Agent
|Provides services relating to trade mark registration, such as trade mark search and filing services, including advice on filing strategies.
|Conducts patent-specific search and analysis to provide an opinion on whether a product or service infringes on a third party's patent rights.
|Provides access to IP-related information such as trade mark and patent data to customers.
|IP Intelligence and Search
|Utilises IP-related data and complementary information on market, key players, competitors etc. to guide R&D and IP strategy decisions. This includes conducting IP searches, patent landscapes, and competitor analysis.
|Provides services to proactively monitor business and IP-related activities of competitors, e.g. launch of products or services, IP registrations, assignments, sale, as well as the activities of counterfeiters and presence of potentially infringing products and services.
Strategy and management
|Develops long-term plans of how clients will build the desired image and goodwill in their target markets and among their customers.
|Involves working with clients to identify new ways to create value and growth opportunities, e.g. developing new revenue streams, identifying new products, and optimising R&D processes.
|Identifies a company's IP assets and assesses its alignment, strength, and scope, as well as opportunities and risks against the company's business goals.
|IP Due Diligence
|Assesses the strength, scope, and alignment of target IP asset(s) in the context of a business decision to ascertain the associated opportunities and risks.
|IP Portfolio Management
|Assists clients with IP asset management in connection with IP protection, cost management, and strategic decision-making. This includes
i. administrative management of IP portfolio, such as monitoring filed applications, renewal dates and
ii. providing IP management software, such as docketing software and trade secret management software.
|IP Strategy Consulting
|Aligns management and use of IP assets (registrable and non-registrable) to business strategy to grow the business and manage IP-related risks.
Commercialisation and financing
|IP Brokerage and Licensing
|Connects buyers and sellers of IP and manages the deal activities, e.g. purchase, sale, license, or marketing of IP assets. This includes developing licensing and franchising packages.
|Provides a platform to list IP assets for licensing and sale.
|Tax Advisory (with IA/IP considerations)
|Advises on tax matters in view of IP and IA considerations.
|Valuation (with IA/IP considerations)
|Assesses the monetary value of IP assets for specific purposes or triggered by specific events, e.g. IP transactions, mergers and acquisitions, IPO, tax.
|Reviews, advises, and drafts agreements. This includes licensing agreements, employment contracts, and research collaboration agreements.
|Deals with IP-related disputes such as anti-counterfeiting and litigation, and alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration and mediation.
|Trains and upskills employees for IP awareness and specialist capabilities.