Alex Ford & Philip Horler

Beyond offering the opportunity to enforce monopoly rights, intellectual property can also be used to add value to a business and open up new revenue streams. Putting in place a sensible IP strategy at an early stage can benefit start-ups for years and even decades to come, but is something that many businesses fail to act on.

In this overview article, our guest authors Alexander Ford and Philip Horler (Withers & Rogers LLP), explain why it is sensible for start-ups to give careful thought to an IP strategy as early as possible.


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