How to protect your idea

Innovative SMEs are essential to the growth of the European economy as when operated correctly they grow quicker, employ more staff and add more value.
Innovation can be expensive and time However, when having an idea for an innovative new product or service it can be difficult to know how best to protect that idea and stop others taking advantage of their innovation.
This Discover Guide will help innovators to understand how they can best protect their idea so that they can use it as a strong base to grow their company.
Who is this Guide for: All business are trying to protect their innovative ideas while operating within the European Union.
Time to complete this Guide: 5 minutes.
When you answer all the questions, you will receive a report. Please note that the content of this report provides you with general information and must not be considered as legal or any other professional advice. The EUIPO does not guarantee the completeness or adequacy of the report for your particular situation and accepts no liability as to its content. In case you need legal advice, you should consider contacting an intellectual property expert.