Patents Protect Your Invention

Things to Check About Patents
Unless you are familiar with the patents laws and the patent system, applying for a patent can be very complex. It is advisable that you obtain the services of a lawyer specialising in this area.

The most important element of the application for a patent is that the concept, idea or invention is novel. The patent will not be granted for a concept or idea that is already known to the public of this country.

When Patents Expire
Once the patent has expired it cannot be patented again.

Keep copies of all forms and documents sent to the Intellectual Property Office so that you have full records of all correspondence and documentation of application for your patent.