So you have come up with some really clever idea which you think could make your fortune – and you know you will need the help of specialist intellectual property lawyers to help you patent it. But when it comes to gaining patent protection, getting non disclosure agreements (NDAs) in place is an absolutely essential step before news of it becomes known to the public.
Why? The short answer is that if your invention or idea is disclosed to others without having an NDA agreement in place, you could lose your right to protection of your patent entirely – even if you’re only having a chat with your best mate over a pint in the local pub. In such cases it is in your own best interest to contact specialist IP Solicitors before speaking to anyone else but all about the idea – and then get your IP lawyer to draft you an NDA – only once you have an NDA prepared and signed by whoever you want to talk to your idea, can you even start to tell them about your brilliant patent idea.
The law surrounding intellectual property is complex – and few lawyers really understand – ours do – so for city quality intellectual property advice at local prices – call us on 01722 422300 today – or pay a visit to one of our specialist intellectual property websites:
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